Kareem Locke v. Benjamin Carver, No. 18-7400 (4th Cir. 2019)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-7400 KAREEM LOCKE Plaintiff - Appellant v. BENJAMIN CARVER, Disciplinary Hearing Ofc., Defendant - Appellee, and GEORGE SOLOMON, Director of Prisons; CHRISTOPHER RICH, Deputy Head S.R.G. Ofc.; KENNETH DIGGS, Captain/Asst. Supt. of Custody; SAMANTHA HORNE, S.R.G. Ofc.; DANIEL HATLEY, S.R.G.I.O. Ofc./Programmer, Defendants. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, at Charlotte. Frank D. Whitney, Chief District Judge. (3:17-cv-00337-FDW) Submitted: April 23, 2019 Decided: May 2, 2019 Before AGEE and KEENAN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Kareem Locke, Appellant Pro Se. Alan Dale McInnes, NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. 2 PER CURIAM: Kareem Locke seeks to appeal the district court’s order granting Benjamin Carver’s motion for summary judgment and terminating him as a party. 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, 545-46 (1949). The order Locke seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Accordingly, we grant Carver’s motion to dismiss and 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