Edward L. Esneault, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Waterman Steamship Corporation, Defendant-appellee, 449 F.2d 1296 (5th Cir. 1971)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 449 F.2d 1296 (5th Cir. 1971) October 26, 1971

Darryl J. Tschirn, New Orleans, La., for plaintiff-appellant.

Thomas W. Thorne, Jr., Lemle, Kelleher, Kohlmeyer, Matthews & Schumacher, Gothard J. Reck, New Orleans, La., for defendant-appellee.

Before GEWIN, GOLDBERG and DYER, Circuit Judges.


Appellee's motion to dismiss this appeal for lack of jurisdiction is granted. The granting of a motion for a mistrial is not a final order which terminates the litigation on the merits and leaves nothing to be done but to enforce by execution what has been determined. Gilmore v. United States, 5 Cir. 1959, 264 F.2d 44, 45. Finality is necessary to bring the order within our appellate jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C.A. § 1291.



Rule 18, 5 Cir.; see Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir. 1970, 431 F.2d 409