Michael C. Thompson, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Nickolas Dereta, Robert Swehla, James Gober and John Does 1through 6, Defendants-appellees, 709 F.2d 1343 (10th Cir. 1983)

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US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit - 709 F.2d 1343 (10th Cir. 1983)

April 20, 1983


Before SETH, Chief Judge, and LOGAN and SEYMOUR, Circuit Judges.


ORDER AND JUDGMENT

In accordance with 10th Cir.R. 9(e) and Fed. R. App. P. 34(a), this appeal came on for consideration on the briefs and record on appeal.

This is an appeal from an order dismissing plaintiff's complaint, but with leave to amend. The record indicates that plaintiff's amended complaint is still pending.

It is well settled that dismissal of a complaint is not an appealable order unless, in a practical sense, the district court, 549 F. Supp. 297, dismisses the action as well. Petty v. Manpower, Inc., 591 F.2d 615 (10th Cir. 1979). In this case, we conclude that the appeal is premature and must be dismissed. There is no indication that the plaintiff will be precluded from taking a proper appeal, if necessary, after the district court enters a final dispositive order. See 10th Cir.R. 17(b).

The appeal is DISMISSED.

The mandate shall issue forthwith.