Arthur F. Piggott, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Lieutenant Stanton, Defendant-appellee, 943 F.2d 49 (4th Cir. 1991)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 943 F.2d 49 (4th Cir. 1991)

Submitted Aug. 26, 1991. Decided Sept. 9, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Richard B. Kellam, Senior District Judge. (CA-89-771-N)

Arthur F. Piggott, appellant pro se.

Robert De Hardit Hicks, Martin, Hicks & Ingles, Ltd., Gloucester, Va., for appellee.

E.D. Va.


Before WILKINSON and WILKINS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.



The notice of appeal in this case was received in the district court shortly after expiration of the appeal period. Under Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988), the notice is considered filed as of the date appellant delivered it to prison officials for forwarding to the court. The record does not reveal when appellant delivered the notice of appeal for mailing to the court. Accordingly, we remand the case for the district court to obtain this information from the parties and make the requisite findings under Houston v. Lack. The record, as supplemented, will then be returned to this Court for further consideration.