No. 02-9006.

329 F.3d 269 (2003)

In re: Paul A. WERTHEN, Debtor. Paul A. Werthen, Defendant, Appellant v. Kathleen Werthen, Plaintiff, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided May 27, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Victor Bass with whom Burns & Levinson, LLP was on brief for appellant.

Gary W. Cruickshank for appellee.

Before BOUDIN, Chief Judge, TORRUELLA and LIPEZ, Circuit Judges.

BOUDIN, Chief Judge.

Paul Werthen, the debtor in this chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding, appeals from a judgment of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") for the First Circuit affirming an order of the bankruptcy court. That order determined that two obligations of Paul to his ex-wife Kathleen Werthen, incurred in their state-court divorce proceeding, were alimony or support rather than property division, and therefore nondischargeable in bankruptcy under 11 U.S.C...

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