Brian A. Brown, Plaintiff-appellant, v. U.S. Department of Justice for the Eastern District Ofvirginia, D.c. Department of Corrections At(maximum Security) Lorton, Virginia,defendants- Appellees, 870 F.2d 654 (4th Cir. 1989)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 870 F.2d 654 (4th Cir. 1989)

Submitted Jan. 10, 1989. Decided March 3, 1989. Rehearing Denied July 11, 1989

Brian A. Brown, appellant pro se.

Before K.K. HALL, PHILLIPS, and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges.


Brian Brown appeals from the magistrate's order transferring this case from the Eastern District of Virginia to the District of Columbia. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

Under 28 U.S.C. § 1291 this Court has jurisdiction over appeals from final orders. A final order is one which disposes of all issues in dispute as to all parties. It "ends the litigation on the merits and leaves nothing for the court to do but execute the judgment." Catlin v. United States, 324 U.S. 229, 233 (1945).

As the order appealed from is not a final order, it is not appealable under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. The district court has not directed entry of final judgment as to particular claims or parties under Fed. R. App. P. 54(b), nor is the order appealable under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1292. Finally, the order is not appealable as a collateral order under Cohen v. Beneficial Industrial Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949).

Finding no basis for appellate jurisdiction, we dismiss the appeal as interlocutory. Brown's motion for a stay is hereby denied. We dispense with oral argument because the dispositive issues have been decided authoritatively.