Ronald Satish Emrit v. DMV
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 8:17-cv-00064-GJH Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Ronald Satish Emrit. [17-1475]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
RONALD SATISH EMRIT,
Plaintiff - Appellant,
NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, (DMV); MARYLAND
MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION, (MVA); U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
Defendants - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Greenbelt.
George J. Hazel, District Judge. (8:17-cv-00064-GJH)
Submitted: June 20, 2017
Before MOTZ, THACKER, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Ronald Satish Emrit, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
Decided: June 30, 2017
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Ronald Satish Emrit appeals the district court’s order dismissing his civil
complaint for failure to state a claim and improper venue. * We have reviewed the record
and find no reversible error. See Buchanan v. Manley, 145 F.3d 386, 388-89 (D.C. Cir.
1998). It is apparent from Emrit’s complaint that no conceivable basis exists for venue in
the District of Maryland. See 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b), (c) (2012) (describing venue and
residency requirements); O’Neill v. Battisti, 472 F.2d 789, 791 (6th Cir. 1972)
(describing “residency” of public official). Moreover, we are satisfied that the interests
of justice did not require transferring, rather than dismissing, the action. See Ashcroft v.
Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009) (recognizing that, to survive dismissal, “a complaint
must contain sufficient factual matter, accepted as true, to state a claim to relief that is
plausible on its face” (internal quotation marks omitted)); Simpkins v. D.C. Gov’t, 108
F.3d 366, 370 (D.C. Cir. 1997) (recognizing that district court may dismiss action,
despite improper venue, where complaint patently failed to state viable claim).
Although Emrit’s notice of appeal was filed more than 60 days after the district
court’s dismissal order, his appeal is timely because the court’s order explains in full its
reasons for dismissing the complaint and therefore is not a separate judgment under Fed.
R. Civ. P. 58(a). See Hughes v. Halifax Cnty. Sch. Bd., 823 F.2d 832, 835 (4th Cir.
1987). The order is deemed “entered,” for purposes of Fed. R. App. P. 4(a), when “150
days have run from entry of the order in the civil docket.” Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(7)(A)(ii).
As Emrit’s notice of appeal was filed within that 150-day period, we have jurisdiction to
consider his appeal. See Quinn v. Haynes, 234 F.3d 837, 843 (4th Cir. 2000).
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Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s judgment. 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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