CA – Grinols v Electoral College – Appeal Dismissed

In Grinols, Orly was appealing a decision to deny a motion for default. The appeals court has ruled…ffg

Grinols appeal dismissed!

Filed order (MICHAEL DALY HAWKINS, RONALD M. GOULD and PAUL J. WATFORD) A review of the record and appellants’€™ response to the May 15, 2013 order to show cause demonstrates that this court lacks jurisdiction over this appeal because the order challenged in the appeal is not final or appealable. See 28 U.S.C. § 1291; Bird v. Reese, 875 F.2d 256 (9th Cir. 1989) (order) (order denying a motion for default judgment is not a final appealable order); FirsTier Mortgage Co. v. Investors Mortgage Ins. Co, 498 U.S. 269, 276 (1991) (premature appeal not cured by subsequent entry of judgment where appellant could not reasonably believe order was final or appealable). Consequently, this appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. DISMISSED. [8676059] (WL)