Federico J. Headley, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Randolph Means, Individually and in His Official Capacity Asdeputy Sheriff of Prince Georges County, Maryland; James B.wolcott, Individually and As Deputy Sheriff of Princegeorges County, Maryland; James v. Aluisi, Individually Andas Sheriff, Prince Georges County, Maryland; Clarence N.norman, Individually and As Assistant Sheriff and Legalcounsel of Prince Georges County, Maryland; Samuel Saxton,individually and As Administrator, Prince Georges Countyadult Detention Center, Maryland; R.t. Morris, Sargeant;bobby W. Soles, Assistant Warden; Peggy Spicer, Counselor;david K. Smith, Warden; James R. Booker, Lieutenant,defendants-appellees, 946 F.2d 885 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 946 F.2d 885 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted Sept. 30, 1991. Decided Oct. 22, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at Roanoke. James C. Turk, Chief District Judge. (CA-91-62-R)

Federico J. Headley, appellant pro se.

Jeanette Dian Rogers, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Richmond, Va., Robert M. Carrico, Jr., County Attorney's Office, Upper Marlboro, Md., for appellees.

W.D. Va.


Before K.K. HALL and PHILLIPS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.



Federico J. Headley appeals from the district court's order which denied his motion to vacate the court's prior order denying default judgment. 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).

The order appealed from is not a final order; thus, 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. Civ. 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. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.