Edar Rogler v. Department of Health and Human

Filing 920080819


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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-1363 EDAR Y. ROGLER, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. William M. Nickerson, Senior District Judge. (1:07-cv-01676-WMN) Submitted: August 14, 2008 Decided: August 19, 2008 Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Before MICHAEL, Circuit Judge, and WILKINS and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judges. Edar Y. Rogler, Appellant Pro Se. Ariana Wright Arnold, Assistant United States Attorney, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Edar Rogler seeks to appeal the district court's order dismissing without prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a), her civil action alleging violations of the Privacy Act and several underlying Rogler's orders. The that district court court's dismiss order her stemmed from request the action without prejudice. Rule 41(a) voluntary dismissal without prejudice is not appealable. See Unioil, Inc. v. E.F. Hutton & Co., 809 F.2d 548, 555 (9th Cir. 1986) (holding that a plaintiff generally may not appeal a voluntary dismissal without prejudice because it is not an involuntary adverse judgment against him), overruled in part on other grounds by In re Keegan Mgmt. Co., Sec. Litig., 78 F.3d 431, 434-35 (9th Cir. 1996). Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal. oral argument because the facts and legal We dispense with contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED 2

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