Emily L. Foster, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Charleston County Substance Abuse Commission, Defendant-appellee, 74 F.3d 1231 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Emily L. Foster, Appellant Pro Se. Stephen Peterson Groves, Sr., Young, Clement, Rivers & Tisdale, Charleston, SC, for Appellee.
Before RUSSELL, HALL, and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals from the district court's order dismissing her 42 U.S.C.A. Secs. 1981, 1983 (West 1994) claims and referring her Title VII claim to the magistrate judge for additional findings. 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.