Unpublished Dispositionronald Sheppard, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Diane Hungerferd, Defendant-appellee, 881 F.2d 1077 (6th Cir. 1989)Annotate this Case
Aug. 11, 1989
Before KEITH and RALPH B. GUY, Jr., Circuit Judges, and THOMAS G. HULL, Chief District Judge* .
This court entered an order on May 18, 1989, directing the appellant to show cause within twenty-one days why the appeal should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction because of a late notice of appeal. Appellant has failed to respond.
It appears from the record that the judgment was entered February 21, 1989. The notice of appeal filed on April 13, 1989 was twenty-one 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. McMillan v. Barksdale, 823 F.2d 981, 982 (6th Cir. 1987); Myers v. Ace Hardware, Inc., 777 F.2d 1099, 1102 (6th Cir. 1985); Denley v. Shearson/American Express, Inc., 733 F.2d 39, 41 (6th Cir. 1984) (per curiam); Peake v. First Nat'l Bank & Trust Co., 717 F.2d 1016, 1018 (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 hereby is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Rule 9(b) (1), Rules of the Sixth Circuit.
The Honorable Thomas G. Hull, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, sitting by designation