GREENE v. GRAND STRAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER LLC RN 12 2013 (2019)
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Lyda Elizabeth GREENE, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. GRAND STRAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER; Grand Strand Surgical Specialists LLC; Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital; Amedisys Home Health of Myrtle Beach; Unknown Medical Equipment; Horry County Fire Rescue; Horry County Government; Horry County Libraries; Clerk of Court Pennsylvania Eastern Division; Dr. Christopher Boullion; Horry County, other companies that provide services to Horry County - past and present; Employees of Horry County; Employees, Contractors, Specialists, Doctors, Nurses Past and Present of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center; All Providers of Services To Patients in Emergency Rooms Both On Site and Off Site of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center; All Providers of Any Services To Patients Both in Out Patient Facilities, Past and Present At Grand Strand Regional Medical Center; Grand Strand Spine and Neuro Center; Grand Strand Surgical Care; Grand Strand Specialty Assoc.; Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital; Waccamaw Physicians; Waccamaw Physical Rehab 4th Floor; Traveling Nurse At Grand Strand Medical Center; Eric Foster Rogers, RN; Any Person Who Saw, Touched, Recorded, Consulted or Provided Any Services To Plaintiff on April 12, 2013; Any Past and Present Employees or Non-employees At Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital; Patient Care and Aftercare Providers; Transportation Companies; Medical Equipment Companies; Rehabilitation Companies; Rehabilitation Employees, Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: May 20, 2019
Before DIAZ and THACKER, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Lyda Elizabeth Greene, Appellant Pro Se.
Lyda Greene seeks to appeal the district court's order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and dismissing her personal injury and medical malpractice claims without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, as well as the district court's text order denying her Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) motion. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was not timely filed.
When the United States or its officer or agency is a party, the notice of appeal must be filed no more than 60 days after the entry of the district court's final judgment or order, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(B), unless the district court extends the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5), or reopens the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(6). “[T]he timely filing of a notice of appeal in a civil case is a jurisdictional requirement.” Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205, 214, 127 S.Ct. 2360, 168 L.Ed.2d 96 (2007).
The district court's order denying Greene's timely postjudgment motion was entered on the docket on August 10, 2018. See Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(4). The notice of appeal was filed on January 30, 2019. Because Greene failed to file a timely notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we dismiss the appeal and deny Greene's motion to appoint counsel. 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 by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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