Uwav.City of Newport News

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUITJun 11, 2019
No. 19-1031 (4th Cir. Jun. 11, 2019)

No. 19-1031

06-11-2019

YODAGENT WAST-TEUH UWA, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS; TIFFANY HARRIS; KIMBERY SILLS; SANDRA STOVALL; TONI MONTGOMERY; JESSETA RAYE; ROBIN UNDERDEW; JOAN LEWIS; CHARLENE DEISCH; SUSA MORGAN; ANDREW O. AMARILLO, Defendants - Appellees.

Yodagent Wast-teuh Uwa, Appellant Pro Se.


UNPUBLISHED

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Newport News. Arenda L. Wright Allen, District Judge. (4:18-cv-00117-AWA-RJK) Before DIAZ and HARRIS, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge. Dismissed and remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion. Yodagent Wast-teuh Uwa, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM:

Yodagent Wast-teuh Uwa seeks to appeal the district court's order to show cause, which directed her to file an amended complaint to cure the defects addressed in the order. The district court advised Uwa that it would dismiss her case without prejudice if she failed to comply with the order, but the court did not dismiss the case. We 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 (1949). The order that Uwa seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. We therefore dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction and remand the case to the district court. We direct on remand that the district court, in its discretion, either afford Uwa another opportunity to file an amended complaint or dismiss the complaint with prejudice, thereby rendering the dismissal order a final, appealable order. 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 AND REMANDED