Unpublished Dispositionjoseph C. Hawk, Petitioner-appellant, v. Theodore Koehler, Respondent-appellee, 811 F.2d 605 (6th Cir. 1986)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 811 F.2d 605 (6th Cir. 1986) Dec. 5, 1986

Before ENGEL, JONES and NELSON, Circuit Judges.


This matter is before the Court upon consideration of the appellant's response to this Court's show cause order and motion for appointment of counsel.

It appears from the record that the final order was entered June 4, 1986. The notice of appeal filed on July 14, 1986, was seven 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). The time for filing a notice of appeal is computed from the date of entry of judgment, not receipt. Lashley v. Ford Motor Company, 518 F.2d 749 (5th Cir. 1975). 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.

It is further ORDERED that the motion for counsel be denied.