John Driscoll, III v. Renee McCray
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 1:16-cv-01791-GLR Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Renee L. McCray. [17-1501]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
JOHN E. DRISCOLL, III; ROBERT E. FRAZIER; JANA M. GANTT; LAURA
D. HARRIS; KIMBERLY LANE; DEENA L. REYNOLDS,
Plaintiffs - Appellees,
RENEE L. MCCRAY,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore.
George L. Russell, III, District Judge. (1:16-cv-01791-GLR)
Submitted: August 24, 2017
Decided: August 28, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and SHEDD and DIAZ, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Renee L. McCray, Appellant Pro Se. Robert Harvey Hillman, SAMUEL I. WHITE PC,
Rockville, Maryland, for Appellees.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Renee L. McCray seeks to appeal the district court’s order remanding this
foreclosure proceeding to the Maryland state court from which it was removed.
Generally, “[a]n order remanding a case to the State court from which it was removed is
not reviewable on appeal or otherwise.” 28 U.S.C. § 1447(d) (2012). The Supreme
Court has instructed that “§ 1447(d) must be read in pari materia with [28 U.S.C.]
§ 1447(c), so that only remands based on grounds specified in § 1447(c) are immune
from review under § 1447(d).” Things Remembered, Inc. v. Petrarca, 516 U.S. 124, 127
(1995). Thus, “§ 1447(d) is tightly circumscribed to cover only remand orders within the
scope of . . . § 1447(c), based on (1) a district court’s lack of subject matter jurisdiction
or (2) a defect in removal other than lack of subject matter jurisdiction . . . .” Doe v.
Blair, 819 F.3d 64, 66 (4th Cir. 2016) (internal quotation marks omitted). “Whether a
district court’s remand order is reviewable under § 1447(d) is not determined by whether
the order explicitly cites § 1447(c) or not.” Borneman v. United States, 213 F.3d 819,
824 (4th Cir. 2000).
Here, the district court remanded on the basis that it lacked subject matter
jurisdiction. Accordingly, we are without jurisdiction to review the remand order and
dismiss the appeal.
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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