Unpublished Dispositionjoanna Slaughter, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Michigan Dept. of Social Services, Defendant-appellee, 811 F.2d 607 (6th Cir. 1986)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 811 F.2d 607 (6th Cir. 1986) Dec. 5, 1986

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


This matter has been referred to this panel pursuant to Rule 9(a), Rules of the Sixth Circuit. Appellant has failed to respond to this Court's order to show cause why the appeal should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction because of a late notice of appeal.

It appears from the record that the judgment was entered July 11, 1986, and that the notice of appeal was filed on September 9, 1986. This filing occurred 29 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) 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) 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.