Recent Illinois Case: In re Jahrling

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The Seventh Circuit affirmed a holding that the defendant attorney’s malpractice constituted “defalcation in a fiduciary capacity” and, thus, was not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The attorney and client did not share a common language, and the attorney relied on opposing counsel to translate in connection with a real estate transaction in which his client was defrauded.

(This is for informational purposes and is not legal advice.)

In re John C. Jahrling, 2016 WL 1073240

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