Bruce Koenig v. State of Maryland, No. 14-7075 (4th Cir. 2014)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 14-7075 BRUCE WAYNE KOENIG, Plaintiff - Appellant, and LARRY E. HORTON, Plaintiff, v. STATE OF MARYLAND; MARYLAND DIVISION OF CORRECTION; BOBBY SHEARIN; M. YACENECH; CO II CORRECTIONAL OFFICER GUTILLO, Defendants - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. J. Frederick Motz, Senior District Judge. (1:13-cv-03911-JFM) Submitted: December 18, 2014 Decided: December 22, 2014 Before SHEDD, WYNN, and THACKER, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Bruce Wayne Koenig, Appellant Pro Se. Stephanie Judith LaneWeber, Assistant Attorney General, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellees. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Bruce Wayne Koenig seeks to appeal the district court’s order dismissing without prejudice Koenig’s co-plaintiff and granting Koenig leave to proceed in forma pauperis. court may exercise jurisdiction only over final This orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1291 (2012), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1292 (2012); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541, 545-46 (1949). The order Koenig seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. oral argument adequately because presented in the the facts and materials Accordingly, we We dispense with legal contentions are before this and court argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED 2