Law Firm In Dispute Over Debt

Law Firm In Dispute Over Debt

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PROVO, UTAH (AP) -- One of Utah's largest personal injury law firm is in the middle of a dispute over debt that could affect their clients.

According to court documents, the law firm Gregory, Barton and Swapp is mired in more debt than the firm can repay.

The petition filed by Buddy Gregory, a partner in the firm, says the debt could impair the firm's ability to represent its clients.

The petition says Barton has sunk the firm in debt through a series of loans taken out against the firm's assets. However, Barton's attorney says the firm is NOT in debt and some of the allegations against Barton in the court documents are unproven.

Gregory and Barton are deadlocked over how to resolve the debt.

The firm has asked a judge to appoint a neutral party to help mediate the dispute. If they can't reach a resolution, the partnership will be dissolved.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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