Connell Dones v. Megan J. Brennan


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 8:12-cv-03369-DKC Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [1000006306]. Mailed to: Connell Dones 10407 Terraco Drive Cheltenham, MD 20623-1203 Tarra DeShields Minnis. [16-2063]

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Appeal: 16-2063 Doc: 11 Filed: 01/19/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 16-2063 CONNELL DONES, Plaintiff – Appellant, v. MEGAN J. BRENNAN, Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Greenbelt. Deborah K. Chasanow, Senior District Judge. (8:12-cv-03369-DKC) Submitted: January 17, 2017 Decided: January 19, 2017 Before NIEMEYER, TRAXLER, and KING, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Connell Dones, Appellant Pro Se. Tarra DeShields Minnis, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 16-2063 Doc: 11 Filed: 01/19/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Connell Dones appeals the verdict entered in favor of the defendant with complaint. respect Giving to liberal Dones’ employment interpretation to discrimination Dones’ informal appellate brief, Erickson v. Pardus, 551 U.S. 89, 94 (2007) (per curiam), he does not contest the district court’s orders granting in part defendant’s motion to dismiss and granting in part defendant’s motion for summary judgment. 42(b). See 4th Cir. R. Instead, Dones only challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury’s verdict on one claim. Because Dones failed to file either a Fed. R. Civ. P. 50 or 59(a) motion within 28 days of the judgment, any challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence is foreclosed. U.S., 679 F.3d 146, 154-60 See Belk, Inc. v. Meyer Corp., (4th Cir. 2012) (noting that postverdict motion challenging jury’s verdict as to sufficiency of evidence is Accordingly, we dispense with contentions are necessary affirm oral to the district argument adequately preserve court’s because presented issue in the the for appeal). judgment. facts We and legal materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 2

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