Norvel Lassere v. Keith Carroll, et al, No. 15-30319 (5th Cir. 2016)

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Case: 15-30319 Document: 00513545156 Page: 1 Date Filed: 06/13/2016 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 15-30319 United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED June 13, 2016 NORVEL LASSERE, Lyle W. Cayce Clerk Plaintiff–Appellee, v. MICHAEL TREGRE, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff; STEVEN DAILEY, JOSE REL, CLEVEN REMONDET, MICHELLE PIERSON, Defendants–Appellants. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana USDC No. 2:13-CV-5430 Before WIENER, PRADO, and OWEN, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Plaintiff–Appellee Norvel Lassere sued several St. John the Baptist Parish law enforcement personnel (collectively, “Defendants”) after an incident that resulted in one Defendant fatally shooting Plaintiff’s mother, Barbara Lassere (“Lassere”). After a trial, a jury found that both Defendants and Lassere acted negligently under Louisiana law and apportioned 50% of the Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. * Case: 15-30319 Document: 00513545156 Page: 2 Date Filed: 06/13/2016 No. 15-30319 fault to Defendants and 50% of the fault to Lassere. Defendants appeal the denial of their motion for judgment as a matter of law or, alternatively, a new trial. Having carefully reviewed the parties’ arguments, the record, and the pertinent case law, we find no reversible error. AFFIRMED. 2