Cornelius Tucker, Jr., Plaintiff-appellant, v. Correctional Officer Andrews; Correctional Officer Boyette;correctional Officer Milligan; Nurse Rand; Nurse O'neal;psychologist Cheran; Lieutenant Walker; Mr. Mcmichaels;ms. Moody; Kelly George, Defendants-appellees, 73 F.3d 358 (4th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Submitted Dec. 14, 1995. Decided Dec. 22, 1995
Cornelius Tucker, Jr., Appellant Pro Se. William Dennis Worley, NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellees.
Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, and WIDENER and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals the district court's order denying several of Tucker's myriad pre-trial motions. 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 Indus. 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.