Knowledge Of Bankruptcy Cannot Be Imputed To Client

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT) -- It is not often that a published opinion provides a comforting message to bankruptcy practitioners. Attorneys with thriving creditor’s rights practices receive hundreds of notices of hearings and other deadlines in Chapter 11 cases each week. In Perle v. Fiero[1], the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals provides guidance regarding when a lawyer’s knowledge of a bankruptcy case will be imputed to clients.

In Perle, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was confronted with the issue of whether a lawyer’s knowledge of a bankruptcy constitutes notice to...
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