Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.michael Sewell Smith, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Rufus Fleming, Warden; Captain Bennett; Captain Whitlow;m. Hicks, Lt.; G. Wade, Lt.; M.l. Hill; Sergeantwhitehead; Sergeant Ferguson; Sergeant Moore; C/o Goin;c/o Hudson, Defendants-appellees, 83 F.3d 416 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Robert G. Doumar, Raymond A. Jackson, District Judges. (CA-95-843-2)
Michael Sewell Smith, Appellant Pro Se.
Before ERVIN and MOTZ, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant appeals the district court's order denying his motion to transfer his case to another division. 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.