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Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing.  There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's personal injury claim, after the plaintiff had failed to disclose the claim in bankruptcy proceedings.  To prevail on such a motion, however, it is probably necessary to show a clear financial benefit accruing to the plaintiff from the failure to disclose the claim in bankruptcy.