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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Gwendolyn L. KESTIN, Petitioner-Appellant, v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 18-1263

Decided: June 25, 2018

Before DIAZ and HARRIS, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge. Gwendolyn L. Kestin, Appellant Pro Se. Robert Joel Branman, Thomas J. Clark, Tax Division, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Appellee.

Gwendolyn L. Kestin seeks to appeal the tax court's orders denying her husband's motion to appear as her “next friend” and denying her motion for reconsideration of that order. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 11 U.S.C. § 7482(a)(1) (2012), 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). The orders Kestin seeks to appeal are neither final nor appealable interlocutory or collateral orders. 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Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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