Peter Emmanuel Bernard, Plaintiff-appellant, v. L. Spears, Chairman; Sergeant J. Berry; Frank Mardavich;david A. Garraghty; Kenny L. Osborne,defendants-appellees.peter Emmanuel Bernard, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Kenny L. Osborne; Frank Mardavich; Sergeant J. Berry;counselor C. Fowler, Defendants-appellees.peter Emmanuel Bernard, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Edward W. Murray; Frank Mardavich; K.l. Osborne; Davidgarraghty; Sergeant C. Watson, Defendants-appellees, 955 F.2d 40 (4th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 955 F.2d 40 (4th Cir. 1992) Submitted Feb. 3, 1992. Decided Feb. 13, 1992

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond, Nos. CA-91-610-A-R, CA-91-609-A-R, CA-91-607-A-R, James R. Spencer, District Judge.

Peter Emmanuel Bernard, appellant pro se.

E.D. Va.


Before WIDENER, HAMILTON and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.



Peter Emmanuel Bernard filed these suits under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1988) and sought leave to proceed in forma pauperis.*  The district court assessed filing fees in accordance with Evans v. Croom, 650 F.2d 521 (4th Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1153 (1982), and dismissed these cases without prejudice when Plaintiff failed to comply with the fee orders. Plaintiff appeals. Finding no abuse of discretion, we deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the appeals. 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.



The notices of appeal were timely filed under the reasoning of Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988)