Dana Andre Richardson, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Dino Patel, Doctor, Defendant-appellee, 958 F.2d 368 (4th Cir. 1992)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 958 F.2d 368 (4th Cir. 1992) Submitted March 2, 1992. Decided March 16, 1992

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Norman P. Ramsey, District Judge. (CA-90-3154-R)

Dana Andre Richardson, appellant pro se.

D. Md.


Before SPROUSE and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.



Dana Andre Richardson appeals from the district court's order dismissing as frivolous his personal injury complaint against Dino Patel. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit.*  Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court. Richardson v. Patel, No. CA-90-3154-R (D. Md. Jan. 8, 1991). 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.



Although there is a question concerning whether the notice of appeal was timely filed, construing Fed. R. Civ. P. 58 to prevent the forfeiture of an appeal, we find that the district court's order did not comply with the separate document requirement of Rule 58 and that, therefore, the appeal is not time barred. Caperton v. Beatrice Pocahontas Coal Co., 585 F.2d 683, 689 (4th Cir. 1978)