27 F.3d 564
Cornelius TUCKER, Jr., Plaintiff Appellant,
Sergeant DOUGHERTY; Custodian Hinnet; Custodian Dyke;
Gary Dixon; Lynn C. Phillips; Sergeant Lassiter; James
Taylor, Manager; Doctor Baloch; Doctor Sadat; Lieutenant
Wilkinson; Lieutenant Walker; Gary Dixon; Deputy Warden
French; Franklin E. Freeman, Jr.; Correctional Officer
Barbour; Correctional Officer Libon; Correctional Officer
Williams; Correctional Officer Smith, Defendants Appellees.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted May 24, 1994.
Decided June 22, 1994.
NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Raleigh. W. Earl Britt, District Judge. (CA-93-764-CRT-BR)
Cornelius Tucker, Jr., appellant pro se.
Before WIDENER, WILKINSON, and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals the district court's order allowing Appellant's case to be filed and granting leave to amend his complaint. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the order is not appealable. This Court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1291 (1988), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292 (1988); Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949). The order here appealed is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order.
We dismiss the appeal as interlocutory.* We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
We also note that were this appeal not interlocutory, it would be untimely. Fed. R.App. P. 4(a)