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Family Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Greenlee, Rebecca


AC45239 - Jacques v. Jacques ("The plaintiff, Jean-Marc Jacques, appeals from the judgment of the trial court awarding attorney's fees to his former wife, the defendant, Muriel Jacques. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court erred in awarding the defendant $51,641 in attorney's fees under the bad faith exception to the American rule by concluding that the underlying breach of contract action he brought against the defendant was entirely without color and brought in bad faith. In particular, he claims that the court's award was not supported by the requisite factual findings that are required under the bad faith exception. We agree with the plaintiff and, accordingly, reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for a new hearing on the defendant's motion for attorney's fees.")