Samuel Knowles v. US


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 5:12-ct-03212-F Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [999990705]. Mailed to: Knowles. [16-6393]

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Appeal: 16-6393 Doc: 16 Filed: 12/20/2016 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 16-6393 SAMUEL KNOWLES, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Raleigh. James C. Fox, Senior District Judge. (5:12-ct-03212-F) Submitted: December 1, 2016 Decided: December 20, 2016 Before KING, SHEDD, and KEENAN, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Samuel Knowles, Appellant Pro Se. Kimberly Ann Moore, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Raleigh, North Carolina; Christina Ann Kelley, BUREAU OF PRISONS, Butner, North Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 16-6393 Doc: 16 Filed: 12/20/2016 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Samuel Knowles appeals the district court’s order awarding nominal damages to him in this Federal Tort Claims Act action. have reviewed the record and find no reversible We error. Accordingly, we affirm because, as the district court noted, Knowles did not carry his burden to establish an amount of actual damages. See Olivetti Corp. v. Ames Bus. Sys., Inc., 356 S.E.2d 578, 586 (N.C. 1987); Knowles v. United States, No. 5:12-ct-03212 (E.D.N.C. Feb. 11, 2016). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 2

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