7th Cir. Holds Creditor Liable for Its Counsel’s Bankruptcy Discharge Violation

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on the Maurice Wutscher blog and is republished here with permission.


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed in part and reversed in part a trial court’s judgment against a debtor who filed an adversary proceeding alleging that a creditor and its counsel violated the bankruptcy discharge by trying to collect a discharged debt, holding that the attorney could not be held in contempt because he lacked knowledge of the discharge, but the creditor could be held liable for the actions of its counsel under agency law.

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