Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.michael Poindexter, Petitioner-appellant, v. George N. Martin, Iii, Warden; Parker Evatt, Commissioner;state of South Carolina, Respondents-appellees, 62 F.3d 1415 (4th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Submitted July 25, 1995. Decided Aug. 10, 1995
Michael Poindexter, appellant pro se. E. Meredith Manning, Robinson, McFadden & Moore, P.C., Columbia, SC, for appellees.
Before WILKINS, NIEMEYER, and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals from the district court's order dismissing the State of South Carolina as a party, but continuing the action as to two other Defendants. 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.