Saint Louis, MO asked in Legal Malpractice for Missouri

Q: I am involved in a lawsuit and I sent my attorney via email my checking account information and social security number.

I am involved in a lawsuit and I sent via email to my attorney my checking account information and social security number. I thought it was confidential. He sent it to the apposing party and I was not aware of it, nor did he have my permission. I thought emails and personal information were confidential and not forwarded to anyone else. He told me in discovery they are entitled to know, but once again should I have been informed of this?

Also, I am entitled to be in on correspondence with the apposing party.

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A: It appears that you were informed that he had disclosed the information. Normally, discovery responses are signed by the party (you), as well as the party's attorney. Were you not asked to sign the discovery responses?

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