Ronnie Lee Howard v. Red Lobster
OPINION/ORDER DIRECTING LIMITED REMAND [4CCA retains jurisdiction]. Motion disposition in opinion--remanding case for limited purpose [4cca retains jurisdiction] Originating case number: 4:17-cv-00018-MSD-DEM Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. Mailed to: Ronnie Lee Howard.  [17-1570]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
RONNIE LEE HOWARD,
Plaintiff - Appellant,
RED LOBSTER OPERATED BY DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC.,
Defendant - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at
Newport News. Mark S. Davis, District Judge. (4:17-cv-00018-MSD-DEM)
Submitted: July 14, 2017
Decided: July 27, 2017
Before KING and WYNN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Ronnie Lee Howard, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Ronnie Lee Howard seeks to appeal the district court’s judgment dismissing his
complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e to 2000e17 (2012) for failing to exhaust his administrative claims. Howard timely filed a notice
of appeal, to which he attached a Notice of Right to Sue letter indicating he had
administratively exhausted several of his claims. The district court construed the notice
of appeal to include a motion to reconsider its dismissal order under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)
and entered an order, transmitted to this court, stating that it was inclined to grant
reconsideration. Although the district court advised Howard to request a limited remand
from this court to permit reconsideration, Howard has not done so. In the interest of
judicial efficiency, however, we remand for the limited purpose of allowing the district
court to rule on the pending motion to reconsider. See Fobian v. Storage Tech. Corp.,
164 F.3d 887 (4th Cir. 1999). The record, as supplemented, will then be returned to this
court for further consideration. If dissatisfied with the district court’s Rule 60(b) ruling,
Howard can also appeal that order to this court. 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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