Richard L. Massey, Jr., Plaintiff-appellant, v. Logan C. Widdowson; Davis R. Ruark; Bishop L. Robinson;arnold Hopkins; R. Patrick Hayman; Elmanus Herndon;richard Singleton; Robert Clay; J. C. Chesnut; C. S.nordeck; Thersa Dorn; Kenneth Taylor; W. Jednorski;james N. Rollins, Defendants-appellees,andfrank D. Walters; Charles R. Mazzone; Floyd C. Jones, Jr.;raymond E. Wojack; Mark Stevenson, Defendants, 989 F.2d 494 (4th Cir. 1993)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 989 F.2d 494 (4th Cir. 1993) Submitted: March 1, 1993Decided: March 26, 1993

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Benson E. Legg, District Judge. (CA-91-1682-L)

Richard L. Massey, Jr., Appellant Pro Se.

Glenn William Bell, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MARYLAND, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellees.

D. Md.


Before WIDENER, HAMILTON, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.



Richard L. Massey, Jr., appeals the district court's order dismissing some, but not all, Defendants from his 42 U.S.C.s 1983 (1988) action. 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.