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Can child and spousal support debts be discharged in bankruptcy?

Life often presents us with many head-slapping moments and the question "Why didn't I think of that earlier?" One of those questions, most frequently asked after a divorce proceeding is complete, is whether obligations for spousal support and child support can be discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding. This question most often arises when an ex-spouse wants to torment their former spouse by threatening to file a bankruptcy petition. Fortunately for ex-spouses entitled to receive either alimony or child support, these debts cannot be discharged.

Ownership of Saints' rallying cry "Two Dat" disputed in court

National Football League teams provide their owners and, occasionally, their fans with many opportunities to profit from the teams' images in their respective communities. Back in 2010, when the New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl championship, fans were chanting the slogan "Who Dat?" to show their support for the team. As the Super Bowl celebration faded, a New Orleans attorney and former councilman began to visualize how he could earn a profit by changing the slogan slightly, but significantly.

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