Phillip Charles Brown, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Two Unknown Marshalls, Defendants-appellees, 12 F.3d 204 (4th Cir. 1993)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 12 F.3d 204 (4th Cir. 1993) Submitted Oct. 25, 1993. Decided Nov. 18, 1993

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore, No. CA-93-1231-MJG; M.J. Garbis, District Judge.

Phillip Charles Brown, pro se.

Gary Patrick Jordan, U.S. Atty., Juliet Ann Eurich, James G. Warwick, Office of the U.S. Atty., Baltimore, MD, for defendants-appellees.

D. Md.


Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, and PHILLIPS and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.



Appellant appeals the Defendants' motion seeking dismissal or summary judgment in this Bivens*  action. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the motion 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 motion 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.



Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971)