355 F2d 553 Murphy v. Helena Rubenstein Company H J

355 F.2d 553

Bettie MURPHY and Lloyd Murphy, Her Husband, and Lloyd
Murphy, in His Own Right, Appellants in No. 15184,
HELENA RUBENSTEIN COMPANY, a Corporation of the State of New
York, and H. J. Titus, Inc., a Corporation of the
State of New York, Jointly, Severally
and/or in the Alternative,
Appellants in No. 15185.

Nos. 15184, 15185.

United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit.

Argued Nov. 30, 1965.
Decided Dec. 8, 1965.

Arthur E. Ballen, Camden, N.J., for appellants in No. 15,184 and for appellee in No. 15,185.

Sidney P. McCord, Jr., Haddonfield, N.J. (McCord, Farrell, Eynon & Munyon, Haddonfield, N.J., on the brief), for appellee in No. 15,184 and for appellants in No. 15,185.

Before HASTIE, GANEY and FREEDMAN, Circuit Judges.



On motion, the district court entered an order vacating a default judgment and at the same time refusing to quash service. At this intermediate stage of the litigation the plaintiffs have appealed from the vacating of the default judgment and the defendants have taken a cross-appeal from the refusal to quash service.


We have recently held that an order vacating a default judgment is not final within the meaning of section 1291 of Title 28, United States Code, and, therefore, cannot support an immediate appeal. Crowe v. Ragnar Benson, Inc., 1962, 307 F.2d 73. Similarly, a refusal to quash service is not an appealable final order.


The appeal and the cross-appeal will be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.