Ronald MCCLARY, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Officer HOLDER; Officer Joyner; Robert Burgess; Nurse Fuller; Roderick Watson; Dennis Daniels, Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: June 17, 2019
Before WYNN and HARRIS, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Ronald McClary, Appellant Pro Se.
Ronald McClary appeals the district court's order dismissing some of his claims as frivolous, but allowing another claim to proceed. Finding that the court's order is interlocutory, we dismiss the appeal.
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, 545-46, 69 S.Ct. 1221, 93 L.Ed. 1528 (1949). “Ordinarily, a district court order is not final until it has resolved all claims as to all parties.” Porter v. Zook, 803 F.3d 694, 696 (4th Cir. 2015) (internal quotation marks omitted).
Here, the district court dismissed most of McClary's claims as frivolous, but found another claim was not frivolous and allowed it to proceed. Because a claim remains outstanding, the court's order is not final. In addition, the court did not certify its interlocutory order for immediate appeal under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b). See Fox v. Balt. City Police Dep't, 201 F.3d 526, 530 (4th Cir. 2000) (“Rule 54(b) ․ provides a vehicle by which a district court can certify for immediate appeal a judgment that disposes of fewer than all of the claims or resolves the controversy as to fewer than all of the parties.”). Because the court's order is a nonfinal, nonappealable interlocutory decision, we lack jurisdiction over this appeal.
Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. 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Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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