Michael Osei v. University of MD Univ College
OPINION/ORDER DIRECTING LIMITED REMAND [4CCA retains jurisdiction]. Originating case number: 8:15-cv-02502-DKC. Copies to all parties and the district court. Mailed to: Appellant.  [16-2074]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Plaintiff - Appellant,
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (“UMUC”); THE OFFICE
OF FINANCIAL AID, UMUC; JAVIER MIYARES; JULIE LINDENMEIER;
CLAIRBOURNE W. PATTY; TERRENCE COOPER; LYNETTE O’LEARY,
Defendants - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of
Maryland, at Greenbelt.
Deborah K. Chasanow, Senior District
February 16, 2017
March 3, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, DUNCAN, Circuit Judge, and HAMILTON,
Senior Circuit Judge.
Remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Michael Osei, Appellant Pro Se. Christopher Bowie Lord, OFFICE OF
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MARYLAND, Baltimore, Maryland, for
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Michael Osei seeks to appeal the district court’s order
dismissing his civil complaint against the University of Maryland
Parties are accorded 30 days after the entry of the district
court’s final judgment or order to note an appeal.
Fed. R. App.
However, the district court may extend the time to
file a notice of appeal if a party moves for an extension of the
appeal period within 30 days after the expiration of the original
appeal period and demonstrates excusable neglect or good cause to
warrant an extension.
Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5); Washington v.
Bumgarner, 882 F.2d 899, 900-01 (4th Cir. 1989).
filing of a notice of appeal in a civil case is a jurisdictional
Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205, 214 (2007).
The district court entered its order on August 15, 2016.
reconsideration and a notice of appeal.
Although the notice of
reconsideration as a motion for an extension of the appeal period.
Accordingly, we remand this case to the district court for
the limited purpose of determining whether Osei has demonstrated
excusable neglect or good cause warranting an extension of the 30-
day appeal period.
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The record, as supplemented, will then be
returned to this court for further consideration.
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