Unpublished Dispositionkenneth R. Foust, Plaintiff-appellant, v. David Dixon, Paul E. Poe, Richard Germond, Richard H.austin, Defendants-appellees, 837 F.2d 475 (6th Cir. 1988)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 837 F.2d 475 (6th Cir. 1988) Jan. 15, 1988



This matter is before the Court upon consideration of the appellant's response to this court's October 2, 1987, order directing him to show cause why his appeal should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

It appears from the record that the final order was entered July 2, 1987. The notice of appeal filed on September 1, 1987 was twenty-nine days late. Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) and 26(a).

The failure of an appellant to timely file a notice of appeal deprives an appellate court of jurisdiction. Compliance with Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) is a mandatory and jurisdictional prerequisite which this Court can neither waive nor extend. Peake v. First Nat'l Bank and Trust Co. of Marquette, 717 F.2d 1016 (6th Cir. 1983). Fed. R. App. P. 26(b) specifically provides that this Court cannot enlarge the time for filing a notice of appeal.

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