917 F2d 22 Pledger v. M Frank

917 F.2d 22
Unpublished Disposition

Peggy M. PLEDGER, Plaintiff-Appellant,
Anthony M. FRANK, Postmaster General of the United States,

No. 90-1809.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Submitted Oct. 1, 1990.
Decided Oct. 26, 1990.

NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.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-87-1070-5-CIV)

Peggy M. Pledger, appellant pro se.

Thomas Philip Swain, Assistant United States Attorney, Raleigh, N.C., Alice Lucille Covington, United States Postal Service, Washington, D.C., Michael Propst, Office of Field Legal Services, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellee.



Before RUSSELL and PHILLIPS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


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Peggy M. Pledger appeals the district court's grant of an extension of time to the defendant. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.


Under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1291 this Court has jurisdiction over appeals from final orders. A final order is one which disposes of all issues in dispute as to all parties. It "ends the litigation on the merits and leaves nothing for the court to do but execute the judgment." Catlin v. United States, 324 U.S. 229, 233 (1945).


As the order appealed from is not a final order, it is not appealable under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1291. The district court has not directed entry of final judgment as to particular claims or parties under Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(b), nor is the order appealable under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1292. Finally, the order is not appealable as a collateral order under Cohen v. Beneficial Industrial Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949).


Finding no basis for appellate jurisdiction, 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.




In light of our view of this appeal, we grant appellee's motion to dismiss the appeal