Michael Wayne Montgomery, Plaintiff--appellant, v. William D. Catoe; Carroll Campbell; James L. Harvey;lieutenant Cain; Lieutenant Hall; Marcellamccoy; Ronald Chapman; Deputy Wardenwessinger; Angela Hawkins,defendants--appellees, 50 F.3d 7 (4th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Submitted: Feb. 16, 1995. Decided: March 22, 1995
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Greenville. G. Ross Anderson, Jr., District Judge. (CA-94-1898-3-3AK)
Michael Wayne Montgomery, appellant pro se.
William Henry Davidson II, Andrew Frederick Lindemann, Ellis, Lawhorne, Davidson, Sims, Morrison & Sojourner, P.A., Columbia, SC, for appellees.
Before HAMILTON and MOTZ, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant appeals the district court's order granting Defendants' motion to stay discovery and denying Appellant's motion to compel discovery and impose sanctions. 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.