Ben Smith v. Joseph Coffy

Filing 920090803

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-1225 BEN HOWARD SMITH, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. JOSEPH K. COFFY; BOB ATKINSON; LINDA G. WALTERS; PERCY B. HARVIN; L. KEITH JOSEY, JR.; RONNIE STEWART, all in their individual and official capacity, Defendants - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Charleston. Patrick Michael Duffy, District Judge. (2:08-cv-00201-PMD-BM) Submitted: July 30, 2009 Decided: August 3, 2009 Before MOTZ, KING, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Ben Howard Smith, Appellant Pro Se. Shaun C. Kent, COFFEY, CHANDLER & KENT, PA, Manning, South Carolina; Kelly M. Jolley, MCNAIR LAW FIRM, PA, Hilton Head, South Carolina; Andrew Lindemann, DAVIDSON & LINDEMANN, PA, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellees. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Ben Howard Smith seeks to appeal the district court's order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and dismissing Defendant Percy B. Harvin. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. 1291 (2006), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. 1292 (2006); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949). The order Smith seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral to order. the Accordingly, appeal for we grant of the the Appellees' We legal motion dismiss with lack jurisdiction. facts and dispense oral argument because contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED 2

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