Ronnie Williams v. Wal-Mart Stores, No. 18-1778 (4th Cir. 2018)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-1778 RONNIE WILLIAMS, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. WAL MART STORES, c/o Mendelson, GSO 2301 McGee St, 8th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64108, Defendant - Appellee, and DAVID ZILENSKI, Store Manager; WILLIAM JOEY, Shift Lead Manager; DELINDA BUTLER, Shift Lead Manager; MICHAEL ADAMS, Asst Manager No. 4487, Defendants. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Aiken. Donald C. Coggins, Jr., District Judge. (1:17-cv-00734-DCC) Submitted: November 29, 2018 Decided: December 3, 2018 Before DUNCAN and KEENAN, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Ronnie Williams, Appellant Pro Se. Molly Mitchell Shah, LITTLER MENDELSON PC, Charlotte, North Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. 2 PER CURIAM: Ronnie Williams appeals the district court’s order adopting the magistrate judge’s recommendation and dismissing Williams’ employment discrimination suit for failure to participate in discovery. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant’s brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Williams’ informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court’s disposition, Williams has forfeited appellate review of the court’s order. See Jackson v. Lightsey, 775 F.3d 170, 177 (4th Cir. 2014) (“The informal brief is an important document; under Fourth Circuit rules, our review is limited to issues preserved in that brief.”). Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s judgment. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 3