Chester James Doles, Plaintiff-appellant, v. William L. Smith, Warden; Officer Williams, Defendants-appellees, 56 F.3d 61 (4th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Chester James Doles, appellant pro se. Stephanie Judith LaneWeber, Asst. Atty. Gen., Baltimore, MD, for appellees.
Before WIDENER, WILKINSON, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals from the magistrate judge's report and recommendation considering Appellant's 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1988) complaint. 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.