Eddie C. YOUNG, Jr., Plaintiff - Appellant, v. AJ DEANGELIS, Police Officer of V.B. 4th precinct, Defendant - Appellee.
Decided: December 04, 2018
Before DUNCAN and KEENAN, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge.
Eddie C. Young, Jr., Appellant Pro Se.
Eddie C. Young, Jr., appeals the district court's order dismissing without prejudice his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) action for failure either to pay the filing fee or to submit a fee collection form. Because the court dismissed Young's action “for procedural reasons unrelated to the contents of the pleadings,” we have jurisdiction over this appeal. Goode v. Cent. Va. Legal Aid Soc'y, Inc., 807 F.3d 619, 624 (4th Cir. 2015). However, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Young's informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Young has forfeited appellate review of the court's order. See Jackson v. Lightsey, 775 F.3d 170, 177 (4th Cir. 2014) (“The informal brief is an important document; under Fourth Circuit rules, our review is limited to issues preserved in that brief.”). 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.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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