Tanyon Watson v. VA Department for Aging
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion for other relief [1000048071-2]; denying Motion to appoint/assign counsel [1000048070-2] Originating case number: 1:16-cv-01002-LO-MSN Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Tanyon Watson 9515 Shepard Hills Drive Lorton, VA 22079. [17-1194]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Plaintiff - Appellant,
REHABILITATION SERVICES; CARRIE GILBERT, DARS Counselor;
DAVIAN MORRELL, DARS Counselor; DOUG JAMES, DARS Regional
Director; TERRY BERTSCH; JULIE TRIPLETT, VA Disability Law Center
Defendants - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at
Alexandria. Liam O’Grady, District Judge. (1:16-cv-01002-LO-MSN)
Submitted: March 30, 2017
Decided: April 4, 2017
Before TRAXLER and WYNN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Tanyon Watson, Appellant Pro Se. Pamela Brown Beckner, OFFICE OF THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia; Steven Michael Traubert,
DISABILITY LAW CENTER OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellees.
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Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Tanyon Watson seeks to appeal the district court’s order dismissing his civil action
for lack of jurisdiction. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice
of appeal was not timely filed.
Parties are accorded 30 days after the entry of the district court’s final judgment or
order to note an appeal, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(A), unless the district court extends the
appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5), or reopens the appeal period under Fed. R.
App. P. 4(a)(6). “[T]he timely filing of a notice of appeal in a civil case is a jurisdictional
requirement.” Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205, 214 (2007).
The district court’s order was entered on the docket on January 6, 2017. The
notice of appeal was filed on February 9, 2017. Because Watson failed to file a timely
notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we dismiss
the appeal. We deny Watson’s motions to appoint counsel and to respond. 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.
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