248 F3d 760 Kurt v. Audrain Health Care Inc
248 F.3d 760 (8th Cir. 2001)
KURT R.E. MADSEN, D.O., PLAINTIFF/APPELLANT,
AUDRAIN HEALTH CARE, INC., D/B/A AUDRAIN MEDICAL CENTER, JOSEPH A. CORRADO, M.D., AND MICHAEL D. JONES, M.D., DEFENDANTS/APPELLEES.
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Submitted: January 10, 2001
Filed: April 24, 2001
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Before Beam and Morris Sheppard Arnold, Circuit Judges, and Doty,1 District Judge
Doty, District Judge
Kurt R.E. Madsen, D.O., brought this diversity action challenging the decision of Audrain Medical Center to restrict his medical staff privileges. He asserted claims against the hospital, its chief of staff and chief of surgery for breach of contract, tortious interference with contract and business relationships and slander. Defendants moved to dismiss and the district court2 granted the motion, dismissing six of the seven claims brought by Madsen. The district court's order did not contain certification language permitting interlocutory review, nevertheless Madsen appealed. His subsequent attempts to obtain certification from the district court pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b) failed. Absent certification pursuant to Rule 54(b) or 28 U.S.C. 1292(b), we dismiss this appeal for lack of jurisdiction.