Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.roy Lee Perry, Ii-bey, Plaintiff--appellant,andelliott Gaines, Plaintiff, v. John Jabe, Warden; P.a. Terrangi; D.a. Swetter,defendants--appellees.elliott Gaines, Plaintiff--appellant,androy Lee Perry, Plaintiff, v. John Jabe, Warden; P.a. Terrangi; D.a. Swetter,defendants--appellees, 91 F.3d 132 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Submitted June 20, 1996. Decided June 27, 1996
Roy Lee Perry, Elliott Gaines, Appellants Pro Se. Lance Bradford Leggitt, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia; David Ernest Boelzner, WRIGHT, ROBINSON, OSTHIMER & TATUM, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellees.
Before HALL, WILKINS, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.
Appellants appeal the district court's orders dismissing their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1988) complaint. The district court assessed a filing fee in accordance with Evans v. Croom, 650 F.2d 521 (4th Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1153 (1982), and dismissed the action as to Roy Lee Perry without prejudice when he failed to comply with the fee order. Finding no abuse of discretion, we deny Perry leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss appeal No. 95-7882. We deny Perry's motion to appoint counsel.
The district court dismissed the action as to Elliott Gaines on the merits. Gaines moved for reconsideration, and the district court denied the motions. Gaines filed a notice of appeal which was only timely to the order denying reconsideration. Because we find upon a review of the record that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying reconsideration, we affirm appeal No. 96-6446 on the reasoning of the district court. Gaines v. Jabe, No. CA-95-851-AM (E.D. Va. Jan. 25 & Feb. 8, 1996). 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.