Franklin C. SMITH, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. Nurse MAYFIELD, Nurse at the Virginia Beach Jail; Cpl. Levenduski, Corporal at Virginia Beach Jail; Deputy Drew, Deputy at Virginia Beach Jail; Cpl. Fay, Corporal at Virginia Beach Jail, Defendants - Appellees.
Decided: April 16, 2020
Before WILKINSON, QUATTLEBAUM, and RUSHING, Circuit Judges.
Franklin C. Smith, Appellant Pro Se. Jeff W. Rosen, PENDER & COWARD, PC, Virginia Beach, Virginia, for Appellees.
Franklin C. Smith appeals the district court's order denying relief on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2018) complaint. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because the informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Smith 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Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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