James M. Burrow, Jr., Plaintiff Appellant, v. Donna E. Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services,defendant Appellee, 42 F.3d 1385 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 42 F.3d 1385 (4th Cir. 1994) Submitted November 17, 1994. Decided December 5, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. G. Warthen Downs, Magistrate Judge. (CA-92-501)

James M. Burrow, Jr., appellant pro se. Robert Drum, United States Department of Health & Human Services, Philadelphia, PA; Debra Jean Prillaman, Asst. U.S. Atty., Richmond, VA, for appellee.

E.D. Va.


Before RUSSELL and MURNAGHAN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant appeals from a magistrate judge's report and recommendation made pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) (1988). 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.