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Whether, in a Bankruptcy Court setting, a lawyer may, or has any duty to disclose the following confidential client information to the court or other proper person:

  1. That his client the debtor after filing for Bankruptcy became entitled to an inheritance which client should report to the court, but refuses to do so, which facts the attorney learned from the client after discharge in Bankruptcy had been issued and the file closed; (First Fact Situation), and
  2. That a former client whom the attorney had advised must report his ownership of a historical antiquity if he files a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, failed to report that asset in a Bankruptcy later filed for the former client by another attorney. (Second Fact Situation)

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