Smith v. Houchens Industries

Filing 920070815

Opinion

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 07-1319 PAUL VERNON SMITH, Plaintiff - Appellant, versus HOUCHENS INDUSTRIES, d/b/a Save-A-Lot, Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Greenville. Henry F. Floyd, District Judge. (6:06-cv-03405-HFF) Submitted: July 27, 2007 Decided: August 15, 2007 Before NIEMEYER, TRAXLER, and KING, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Paul Vernon Smith, Appellant Pro Se. Wade Edward Ballard, FORD & HARRISON, LLP, Spartanburg, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Paul Vernon Smith seeks to appeal the magistrate judge's report and recommendation. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. 1291 (2000), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. 1292 (2000); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949). The magistrate judge's report and recommendation Smith seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Accordingly, we dismiss the 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 - 2 -

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