William Bridgeman, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Larry Batson, Legal Advisor, Defendant-appellee, 981 F.2d 1250 (4th Cir. 1992)Annotate this Case
Submitted: November 30, 1992Decided: December 17, 1992
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia.
William Bridgeman, Appellant Pro Se.
Nancy Chastain Wicker, LEVENTIS & WICKER, for Appellee.
Before WILKINS and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.
William Bridgeman appeals the magistrate judge's order* dismissing Defendant Batson and granting Appellant's motion to amend his Complaint. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the order is not appealable. This Court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1291 (1988), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1292 (1988); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Industrial Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949). The order here appealed is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order.
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.
The parties consented to the jurisdiction of the magistrate judge. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)