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Case 3:01-cv-01684-WWE Document 79 Filed 10/25/2004 Page 1 of 1

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT

Plaintiffs,

YVETTE LAY and DANIEL LONG,
v.
OFFICER BERGEL, et al.

Defendants

3:01CV1684(WWE)

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RULING ON DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO RENEW MOTION TO SET ASIDE VERDICT

AGAINST SHARON BERGEL, AND GRANT NEW TRIAL

This matter was tried to a jury on April 10 and 11, 2003.

After deliberation, the jury returned a verdict on April 11, 2003,
in favor of plaintiff Yvette Lay against defendant Officer Bergel
on her claims pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 1983. The jury could
not reach a decision as to plaintiff Daniel Long’s claims, and
that matter was eventually resolved through settlement. Pending
before the Court is the defendants’ second motion to set aside the
verdict against Sharon Bergel in favor of plaintiff Lay.
Defendants complain, as argued on the first motion to set aside,
that certain interrogatories were necessary in order to resolve
factual disputes that were material to proving the defense of
qualified immunity. Upon review, the Court will adhere to its
previous decision. The motion to renew motion to set aside
verdict against Sharon Bergel and grant a new trial [#70] is
DENIED.

SO ORDERED this 25th day of October, 2004.

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WARREN W. EGINTON, Senior U.S. District Judge

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