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962 F2d 7 Price v. Hamilton

962 F.2d 7

Joe Leonard PRICE, Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
Joseph HAMILTON; Tim Southern, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 92-6283.

United States Court of Appeals,
Fourth Circuit.

Submitted: May 4, 1992
Decided: May 18, 1992

NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.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. Malcolm J. Howard, District Judge. (CA-91-618-CRT-H)

Joe Leonard Price, Appellant Pro Se.

E.D.N.C.

DISMISSED.

Before HALL, WILKINS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

OPINION

PER CURIAM:

1

Joe Leonard Price appeals from a district court order that dismissed one defendant from the case. 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. § 1291 (1988), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C.s 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.

2

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.

DISMISSED