Officially released December 11, 2018.
Short version: if you do not object at trial, your claim is not preserved.
Defendant filed a post-judgment motion for contempt. Plaintiff was represented by counsel and Defendant was self-represented. The motion for contempt was denied.
Defendant filed an appeal claiming that Plaintiff’s counsel’s firm had also represented him and provided him legal advice, claiming that a number of Rules of Professional Conduct had been violated in so doing, and that the hearing was “unfair.”
The Appellate Court affirmed the Judgment, finding that no objection had been made during the underlying proceeding and the claim was not preserved. There was also nothing in the record to support Defendant’s assertion.