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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Terrance Terrell HAGOOD, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. SC HIGHWAY PATROL; M. A. Taylor; Taylor Matthews; Lovelace Matthews; Jumper Williams; Callison Michael; Gibson Ryan, Defendants - Appellees.

No. 20-6878

Decided: January 21, 2021

Before AGEE, WYNN, and DIAZ, Circuit Judges. Terrance Terrell Hagood, Appellant Pro Se.

Terrence Terrell Hagood seeks to appeal the district court's order accepting the magistrate judge's recommendation and dismissing Hagood's 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was not timely filed.

In civil cases, parties have 30 days after the entry of the district court's final judgment or order to note an appeal, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(A), 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 entered its order on April 16, 2020. Hagood filed the notice of appeal on June 8, 2020. Because Hagood failed to file a timely notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we dismiss the appeal.

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Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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