John Donohue v. J. Lambert
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 7:13-cv-00397-GEC-PMS. Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: J. Donohue. [16-6628]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
JOHN PATRICK DONOHUE,
Plaintiff - Appellant,
LT. J. D. LAMBERT; LT. MCCOWAN; LT. PAYNE; LT. C. C. GILBERT; SGT.
C. DEEL; C/O S. T. WHITE; C/O MCCURDY; LT. B. FRANKLIN; T. CARROLL;
C/O PHILLIP P. MULLINS,
Defendants - Appellees,
LT. BLEVENS; WARDEN RANDALL C. MATHENA; C/O BEVERLY; UNIT
MANAGER W. SWINEY; OFFICER ADAMS; MAJOR GALLIHAR; K.
BRINKLEY; SGT. D. BARTON; M. YOUNCE; J. DIETS; L. MULLINS; M.
COUNTS; VITATOE; POWERS; L. R. COLLINS; S. L. DAY; R. D. GIBSON; D.
A. STILL; QUILLEN; JOHNSON; WALKER; INGLE; T. MCCOY; T. RAIFORD;
JOHN DOE; V. GRAY; P. WHITE; E. RODRIQUEZ; D. SAUNDERS; HARRIS
DIGGS; CAUCHRIN; E. MILLER; JOHN DOES; G. K. WASHINGTON; C/O C.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at
Roanoke. Glen E. Conrad, District Judge. (7:13-cv-00397-GEC-PMS)
Submitted: January 31, 2017
Decided: September 26, 2017
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Before KING and KEENAN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
John Patrick Donohue, Appellant Pro Se. Henry Keuling-Stout, KEULING-STOUT, PC,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia; Timothy Worth McAfee, TIMOTHY W. MCAFEE, PLLC, Big
Stone Gap, Virginia; Gregory Michael Stewart, STEWART LAW OFFICE, PC, Norton,
Virginia, for Appellees.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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John Patrick Donohue appeals the district court’s order denying his posttrial motions
for judgment as a matter of law, for a new trial, and to appoint counsel. We previously
granted Donohue’s motion for a transcript of his trial. We review Donohue’s motion for
judgment as a matter of law de novo. Russell v. Absolute Collection Servs., Inc., 763 F.3d
385, 391 (4th Cir. 2014). We review his motions for a new trial and to appoint counsel for
abuse of discretion. Gentry v. E. W. Partners Club Mgmt. Co., 816 F.3d 228, 241 (4th Cir.
2016); Miller v. Simmons, 814 F.2d 962, 966 (4th Cir. 1987). We have reviewed the present
record and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm for the reasons stated by the
district court. Donohue v. Lambert, No. 7:13-cv-00397-GEC-PMS (W.D. Va. Apr. 12,
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
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