October 18, 2021, opinions


  • Naquin v. Medtronic, Inc., 20-30793, appeal from E.D. La.
    • per curiam (Davis, Elrod, Oldham), product liability
    • Affirming dismissal of plaintiff’s product liability claims against manufacturer of implantable cardia defibrillator.
  • Rosales-Santos v. Garland, 20-60189, petition for review of BIA order
    • per curiam (Wiener, Dennis, Haynes), immigration
    • Dismissing in part and denying in part petition for review of BIA order denying petitioner’s motion to reopen and rescind his 1989 in absentia order of deportation.
  • Esquivel-Virula v. Garland, 20-60339, petition for review of BIA order
    • per curiam (King, Costa, Ho), immigration
    • Dismissing Guatemalan citizens’ petition for review of BIA order dismissing the appeal from the denial of their application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture.
  • U.S. v. Ortiz, 21-10120, appeal from N.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Wiener, Dennis, Haynes), criminal
    • Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal.
  • U.S. v. Lopez-Rodriguez, 21-50235, appeal from W.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Jolly, Willett, Engelhardt), criminal, sentencing
    • Granting summary affirmance of 30-month sentence on conviction for illegal reentry.
  • U.S. v. Rutledge, 21-60117, appeal from S.D. Miss.
    • per curiam (Southwick, Oldham, Wilson), criminal, compassionate release
    • Affirming denial of motion for compassionate release.