Do I still have to answer interrogatories if I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy I got served before I filed bankrupt?
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Mr. Krumbein is correct - you would be smart to do as he suggests!
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Be sure that a "Suggestion of Bankruptcy" has been filed with the State court and sent to the attorney for the Plaintiff. The automatic stay protects you from all collection activities, including discovery.
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The bankruptcy should stop all the collection actions.
You should contact your Bankruptcy attorney, as the continued action may violate the Bankruptcy rules.
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