Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.fred Patrick, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Roland Williams, Hospital Service Administrator; Louiscalve, Assistant Health Service Administrator; Bernardoparina, Clinical Director of Health Services; Louis Perez,physicians Assistant; Tonya G. Whitlow, Physician; F.dela-cruz, Physicians Assistant, Defendants-appellees, 91 F.3d 132 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Submitted June 20, 1996. Decided July 1, 1996
Fred Patrick, Appellant Pro Se.
Barbara Murcier Bowens, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellees.
Before HALL, WILKINS, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals from the district court's order accepting the magistrate judge's order denying appointment of counsel. 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.