Kenneth Myers v. General Motors


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion to proceed in forma pauperis [1000306538-2] Originating case number: 3:17-cv-00122-GMG-RWT. Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [1000351328]. Mailed to: Kenneth Myers. [18-1422]

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Appeal: 18-1422 Doc: 8 Filed: 08/20/2018 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-1422 KENNETH MYERS, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. GENERAL MOTORS, Detroit Michigan, Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, at Martinsburg. Gina M. Groh, Chief District Judge. (3:17-cv-00122-GMG-RWT) Submitted: August 16, 2018 Decided: August 20, 2018 Before WYNN and DIAZ, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge. Dismissed and remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion. Kenneth Myers, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 18-1422 Doc: 8 Filed: 08/20/2018 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Kenneth Myers seeks to appeal the district court’s order adopting the magistrate judge’s recommendation and dismissing without prejudice Myers’ civil complaint for failure to state a claim. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1291 (2012), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1292 (2012); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541, 545-47 (1949). Because Myers may remedy the identified deficiencies in his initial complaint through the filing of an amended complaint, we conclude that the order Myers seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Goode v. Cent. Va. Legal Aid Soc’y, Inc., 807 F.3d 619, 623 (4th Cir. 2015); Domino Sugar Corp. v. Sugar Workers Local Union 392, 10 F.3d 1064, 1066-67 (4th Cir. 1993). Accordingly, we deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis, dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction, and remand the case to the district court with instructions to allow Myers to file an amended complaint. 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. DISMISSED AND REMANDED 2

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