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MATOUSEK v. CITY OF NORFOLK (2019)

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Susan Neal MATOUSEK, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF NORFOLK; Norfolk Police Department, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 19-1179

Decided: April 30, 2019

Before FLOYD and QUATTLEBAUM, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Susan Neal Matousek, Appellant Pro Se.

Susan Neal Matousek appeals the district court's order dismissing her civil action for lack of jurisdiction. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Matousek's informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Matousek 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 deny Matousek's motion for an en banc hearing in May 2019 and 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

PER CURIAM:

Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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