678 Fed.Appx. 117 (4th Cir. 2017), 16-2147, Ward v. Branch Banking & Trust

Docket Nº:16-2147
Citation:678 Fed.Appx. 117
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM:
Party Name:PHILLIP WARD; DEIRDRE WARD, Plaintiffs - Appellants, v. BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST; THE FISHER LAW GROUP, PLLC, Defendants - Appellees
Attorney:Phillip Ward, Deirdre Ward, Appellants, Pro se. Brian L. Moffet, Zachary Saul Schultz, MILES & STOCKBRIDGE, PC, Baltimore, Maryland, Martin Stuart Goldberg, BP FISHER LAW GROUP, LLP, Oxon Hill, Maryland, for Appellees.
Judge Panel:Before SHEDD and DIAZ, Circuit Judges, and DAVIS, Senior Circuit Judge.
Case Date:February 27, 2017
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
 
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678 Fed.Appx. 117 (4th Cir. 2017)

PHILLIP WARD; DEIRDRE WARD, Plaintiffs - Appellants,

v.

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST; THE FISHER LAW GROUP, PLLC, Defendants - Appellees

No. 16-2147

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

February 27, 2017

Submitted February 23, 2017

UNPUBLISHED

Editorial Note:

Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.(See Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1)

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Greenbelt. (8:13-cv-01968-ELH). Ellen L. Hollander, District Judge.

Ward v. Branch Banking & Trust Co., (D. Md., May 17, 2016)

Phillip Ward, Deirdre Ward, Appellants, Pro se.

Brian L. Moffet, Zachary Saul Schultz, MILES & STOCKBRIDGE, PC, Baltimore, Maryland, Martin Stuart Goldberg, BP FISHER LAW GROUP, LLP, Oxon Hill, Maryland, for Appellees.

Before SHEDD and DIAZ, Circuit Judges, and DAVIS, Senior Circuit Judge.

OPINION

PER CURIAM:

Phillip Ward and Deirdre Ward seek to appeal the district court's order denying relief on their civil complaint. Appellee Branch Banking and Trust (" BB& T" ) moves to dismiss the appeal as untimely, and the Wards have replied to the motion. We grant BB& T's motion and dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was not timely filed.

" [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). Generally, a party has 30 days after the entry of the district court's final judgment or order to notice an appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(A). The notice period may be extended or reopened by the district court. See Fed. R...

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