Freda E. Nall, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Richard Seiter, Defendant-appellee, 810 F.2d 202 (6th Cir. 1986)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 810 F.2d 202 (6th Cir. 1986)

Nov. 6, 1986


Before JONES and MILBURN, Circuit Judges, and CONTIE, Senior Circuit Judge.


ORDER

This matter is before the Court upon consideration of the response of the appellant to this Court's September 12, 1986, order directing him to show cause why his appeal should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

It appears from the record that the judgment was entered July 18, 1986. The notice of appeal filed on August 26, 1986, was eight 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 National Bank & Trust Co., 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.

Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the appeal be and hereby is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Rule 9(d) (1), Rules of the Sixth Circuit.