Frank H. Clark, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Chase Manhattan Bank, Inc., Defendant-appellee, 10 F.3d 806 (4th Cir. 1993)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore.
Frank H. Clark, Appellant Pro Se.
Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, and PHILLIPS and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals the district court's order denying his motion for a default judgment in his civil 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.