Chandler v. Morley

99-6198 | 4th Cir. | Apr 21, 1999

Before NIEMEYER and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges, and PHILLIPS, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Linwood Earl Chandler, Appellant Pro Se. Matthew P. Dullaghan, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. See Local Rule 36(c).


Linwood Chandler, a Virginia inmate, appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment to defendants Ray and Baskerville and dismissing Chandler’s claims against defendant Morley under 28 U.S.C.A. § 1915A (West Supp. 1998). Chandler’s complaint was brought under 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983 (West Supp. 1998). We have reviewed the record and the district court’s opinion and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court. See Chandler v. Morley, No. CA-98-641-A (E.D. Va. Jan. 13, 1999). [*] We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the ma- terials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.



[*] Although the district court’s order is marked as “filed” on January 12, 1999, the district court’s records show that it was entered on the docket sheet on January 13, 1999. It is the date the order was entered on the docket sheet that we take as the effective date of the district court’s decision. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 58 and 79(a); see Wilson v. Murray, 806 F.2d 1232" date_filed="1986-12-15" court="4th Cir." case_name="Albert L. Wilson v. Edward Murray, Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections">806 F.2d 1232, 1234-35 (4th Cir. 1986). 2