Ekoko Avoki v. City of Chester, SC, No. 18-1957 (4th Cir. 2018)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-1957 EKOKO K. AVOKI; FRANCISCO AVOKI, Plaintiffs - Appellants, v. CITY OF CHESTER SC; POLICE OF CHESTER SC; PTL. COVINGTON, Individually; DOE I-XXX, Defendants - Appellees, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Rock Hill. Donald C. Coggins, Jr., District Judge; Paige Jones Gossett, Magistrate Judge. (0:17-cv-01141-DCC-PJG) Submitted: December 18, 2018 Before AGEE, THACKER, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Decided: December 20, 2018 Ekoko K. Avoki, Francisco Avoki, Appellants Pro Se. David Allan DeMasters, DAVIDSON, WREN & PLYLER, PA, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellees. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. 2 PER CURIAM: Ekoko K. Avoki and Francisco Avoki (Appellants) seek to appeal the district court’s omnibus text order rejecting their challenges to the magistrate judge’s orders on several pretrial matters. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final 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, 54546 (1949). The text order that Appellants seek to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. 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. DISMISSED 3