43 F.3d 1465
Thomas J. CONBOY, Plaintiff Appellant,
T. Rowe PRICE, Defendant Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted Oct. 18, 1994
Decided Nov. 10, 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NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.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 District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Frederic N. Smalkin, District Judge. (CA-94-1193-S)
Thomas J. Conboy, appellant pro se.
Robert Bolon Barnhouse, Stephen Bruce Lebau, Piper & Marbury, Baltimore, Md., for appellee.
Before HALL and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant appeals the district court's order denying his motion for a protective order. 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 therefore grant the Appellee's motion to 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.