John M. Smith, Plaintiff Appellant, v. Internal Revenue Service; Fred Goldberg, Commissioner,department of the Treasury; Jack G. Petrie,district Director, Defendants Appellees, 23 F.3d 403 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 23 F.3d 403 (4th Cir. 1994) Argued Feb. 16, 1994. Decided May 17, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. Richard L. Williams, Senior District Judge. (CA-92-481-R)

John M. Smith, appellant Pro Se.

Gary R. Allen, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., Robert William Jaspen, Office of the U.S. Atty., Richmond, VA, for appellees.

E.D. Va.


Before PHILLIPS, NIEMEYER, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.


Appellant appeals from the district court's order dismissing his tax refund suit and claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2671-2680 (1988). 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. Smith v. Internal Revenue Service, No. CA-92-481-R (E.D. Va. Dec. 4, 1992). We deny Smith's motion for oral argument and we dispense with argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.