Francis Greene, Plaintiff-appellant,andkeiffer Realty Co., a West Virginia Corporation, Plaintiff, v. Columbia Sussex Corporation, a Corporation, James W. Thelen,defendants- Appellees, 870 F.2d 654 (4th Cir. 1989)Annotate this Case
Submitted Sept. 27, 1988. Decided Feb. 22, 1989
Francis Greene, appellant pro se.
James McCall Cagle for appellees.
Before WIDENER and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.
Francis Greene noted this appeal outside the 30-day appeal period established by Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) (1), and failed to move for an extension of the appeal period within the additional 30-day period provided by Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) (5). The time periods established by Fed. R. App. P. 4 are "mandatory and jurisdictional." Browder v. Director, Dep't of Corrections, 434 U.S. 257, 264 (1978) (quoting United States v. Robinson, 361 U.S. 220, 229 (1960)). Appellant's failure to note a timely appeal or obtain an extension of the appeal period deprives this Court of jurisdiction to consider this case. We therefore deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal arguments are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and oral argument would not significantly aid the decisional process.