Re: Defendant Filed for Bankruptcy Mid Lawsuit
bankruptcy generally doesn't release debts due to illegal activity. If they were "ripped off" I would take that you are inferring there was illegal activity. They need to continue the lawsuit (because without winning there is no debt anyway) and they need to file in the BK court a claim against the contractor.
and a debt is not discharged until the BK court says it is. If he just filed, no debts have been discharged yet.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.