Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Toledo.
No. 3:14-cv-02434—James G. Carr, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: April 27, 2018
Before: BATCHELDER, SUTTON, and WHITE, Circuit Judges.
SUTTON, Circuit Judge. Linda Ann Grimsby invited her friend Nancy Buccina to take a
boat trip on Lake Erie. Toward the end of the voyage, the boat hit a wave, jarring the passengers
and injuring Nancy. Nancy and her husband Scot sued. A jury found that Grimsby was not
negligent. But the district court granted Nancy and Scot’s motion for a new trial on the ground
that the evidence did not support the verdict. Grimsby filed an interlocutory appeal, and the
Buccinas cross-appealed. Both sides think we may entertain their appeals thanks to an
interlocutory exception to the final judgment rule that applies to admiralty cases. But the
exception does not apply because the Buccinas chose to pursue their claims under ordinary civil
procedures, as the relevant rule and case law permits. We dismiss the appeals for lack of