Howatson v. Friedberg
Because the defendant provided no legal analysis to support any of the claims he raised on appeal, all claims he sought to present were deemed abandoned. The self-represented defendant, Richard Friedberg, appealed from the judgment of the trial court dissolving his marriage to the plaintiff Marianne Howatson. At points in his brief, Friedberg asserted that the trial court abused its discretion, the evidence did not support the court's financial awards and the court was biased against him. Friedberg, however, provided no legal analysis to support those assertions. The Appellate Court, therefore, deemed any claim that Friedberg sought to present to the court abandoned.