February 3, 2009
SHEILA A. GERAY, F/K/A SHEILA A. BERTSCH, PLAINTIFF AND APPELLEE
DANIEL E. BERTSCH, DEFENDANT AND APPELLANT
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Frank L. Racek, Judge.
[¶1] Daniel Bertsch appeals a district court memorandum opinion and order denying his motion to vacate and granting Sheila Geray's motion for contempt. Bertsch did not, however, brief the issue of contempt. Issues not briefed by an appellant are abandoned and will not be considered on appeal. Haugenoe v. Bambrick, 2003 ND 92, ¶ 14, 663 N.W.2d 175. The standard of review for the dismissal of a motion to vacate a judgment under Rule 59(b) and Rule 60(b), N.D.R.Civ.P., is abuse of discretion. State v. $33,000 United States Currency, 2008 ND 96, ¶ 12, 748 N.W.2d 420. Concluding the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Bertsch's motion to vacate, we summarily affirm the district court's memorandum opinion and order under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(4). We also deny Sheila Geray's request for attorney's fees on appeal under N.D.R.App.P. 38.
[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J.
Dale V. Sandstrom
Daniel J. Crothers
Mary Muehlen Maring
Carol Ronning Kapsner
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