Gallagher Langlas & Gallagher P.C. v. Clair (In re Clair)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Attorneys were denied summary judgment since a material issue remained as to whether an award of attorneys'fees to a debtor's former wife was intended to be a maintenance or support obligation and, thus, whether it was exempt from discharge.
Procedural posture: 
In a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2)(I), (J), plaintiff law firm sought to recover from defendant debtor a sum of attorneys'fees that the debtor was ordered to pay pursuant to a divorce. The firm moved for summary judgment.
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