Unpublished Disposition(the Decision of the Court is Referenced in a "table of Decisions Without Reported Opinions" Appearing in the Federal Reporter.)darwin Gravitt, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Michigan Department of Corrections, Defendant-appellee, 780 F.2d 1021 (6th Cir. 1985)Annotate this Case
BEFORE: MERRITT, MARTIN and WELLFORD, Circuit Judges.
This matter is before the Court upon consideration of appellant's response to this Court's order to show cause why the appeal should not be dismissed because of a late filed notice of appeal. Appellant has filed a response.
It appears from the record that judgment was entered on June 27, 1985. The notice of appeal filed on September 6, 1985 was 39 days late. Rules 4(a) and 26(a), Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
The failure of an appellant to timely file a notice of appeal deprives an appellate court of jurisdiction. Compliance with Rule 4(a), Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, is a mandatory and jurisdictional prerequisite which this Court can neither waive nor extend. Peake v. First Nat. Bank and Trust Co. of Marquette, 717 F.2d 1016 (6th Cir. 1983). Rule 26(b), Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, specifically provides that this Court cannot enlarge the time for filing a notice of appeal.
It is ORDERED that the appeal be and hereby is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Rule 9(d) (1), Rules of the Sixth Circuit.