ARTHUR B. TREGRE, JR.
GREG CHAMPAGNE IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SHERIFF FOR ST. CHARLES PARISH, ET AL LYNSEY P. WATSON, ET AL
DALLAS J. VEILLON, ET AL FRANK CLAVELLE, ET AL
ST. CHARLES PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE, ET AL DALLAS J. VEILLON
GREG CHAMPAGNE IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SHERIFF FOR ST. CHARLES PARISH, ET AL AUTO CLUB FAMILY INSURANCE, ET AL
GREG CHAMPAGNE, ET AL
APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH
OF ST. CHARLES, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 77, 419 C/W 78, 619
C/W 78, 739 C/W 78, 745 C/W 78, 753, DIVISION "C"
HONORABLE EMILE R. ST. PIERRE, JUDGE PRESIDING
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE-3RD APPELLANT, ARTHUR B.
TREGRE, JR. Philip J. Boudousque.
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLANT, LINSEY P. WATSON,
INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER DECEASED HUSBAND, JEFF G.
WATSON George B. Recile.
COUNSEL FOR INTERVENOR/APPELLEE, COVINGTON SPECIALTY
INSURANCE COMPANY Sidney W. Degan, III Travis L. Bourgeois
Karl H. Schmid Catherine N. Thigpen.
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE-2ND APPELLANT, GREG CHAMPAGNE,
SHERIFF FOR THE PARISH OF ST. CHARLES, AND ATLANTIC SPECIALTY
INSURANCE COMPANY Edmund W. Golden
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE, BOOGIE'S LOUNGE, LLC AND
DERREL A. RANATZA Ryan M. Malone Linda A. Hewlett.
composed of Judges Fredericka Homberg Wicker, Marc E.
Johnson, and Stephen J. Windhorst.
STEPHEN J. WINDHORST JUDGE.
consolidated action, plaintiffs Arthur B. Tregre, Jr. and
Lynsey P. Watson, as well as defendant Greg Champagne, in his
official capacity as Sheriff for St. Charles Parish
(Sheriff), appeal from a decision of the trial court granting
summary judgment in favor of defendants, Boogie's Lounge,
LLC (Boogie's) and Darrel A. Ranatza, and
defendant/plaintiff-in-reconvention, Covington Specialty
Insurance Company (Covington), and dismissing any and all
claims against Boogie's, Mr. Ranatza, and Covington with
prejudice. We affirm the ruling of the trial court.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
action arises out of an automobile accident. The facts, for
the purposes of this appeal, are as follows:
August 4, 2013, Mr. Tregre was proceeding in his vehicle
southbound on La. Highway 52, in St. Charles Parish,
Louisiana. He was following a vehicle driven by Dallas
Veillon. While Mr. Veillon was attempting to make a left
turn, a police cruiser traveling northbound on La. Highway
52, driven by Deputy Jeff Watson, struck Mr. Veillon's
left-turning vehicle. The police cruiser then entered the
southbound lane and struck Mr. Tregre's vehicle head-on.
Deputy Watson was killed in the accident and Mr. Tregre
suffered serious injury.
Watson was employed by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's
Office and was in the course and scope of his employment at
the time of the accident. A short time prior to the accident,
Mr. Veillon had been drinking at Boogie's, and was
ejected from that establishment. Mr. Veillon was allegedly
driving while intoxicated at the time of the ...