No. 22-30670.

83 F.4th 948 (2023)

Sharon LEWIS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Garrett DANOS, Individually, also known as Hank; Robert Yarborough, Individually, also known as Bobby; Stanley Jacobs, Individually; Vicki Crochet, Individually; Robert Barton, Individually, also known as Bob; Leslie Edwin Miles, Individually, also known as Les; Scott Woodward, Individually; Verge Ausberry, Individually; Miriam Segar, Individually; William Shelby McKenzie, Individually; Joseph Alleva, Individually, also known as Joe, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED October 12, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Larry English , Attorney (argued), English & Associates, L.L.C., New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Jimmy Faircloth, Jr. , Attorney (argued), Barbara Bell Melton , Mary Katherine Price. , Faircloth Melton Sobel & Bash, L.L.C., Alexandria, LA, for Defendants-Appellees Garrett Danos, Robert Yarborough, Stanley Jacobs.

Joseph Elton Cullens, Jr. (argued), Esq. , Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C., Baton Rouge, LA, Brandon Kelly Black , Jones Walker, L.L.P., Baton Rouge, LA, for Defendants-Appellees Vicki Crochet, Robert Barton, William Shelby McKenzie.

Peter R. Ginsberg , Attorney (argued), Moskowitz Colson Ginsberg & Schulman, New York, NY, Jay Christopher Zainey, Jr., Esq. , Lambert Zainey Smith & Soso, A.P.L.C., New Orleans, LA, for Defendant-Appellee Leslie Edwin Miles.

Magdalen Blessey Bickford , Camille Rachelle Bryant (argued), Trial Attorney, MeGlinchey Stafford, P.L.L.C., New Orleans, LA, for Defendant-Appellee Scott Woodward.

Darren A. Patin, Esq. , Hailey McNamara, Metairie, LA, for Defendant-Appellee Verge Ausberry.

Mary Ann McIntyre White (argued), Jeffrey K. Cody, Esq. , Caroline Michele Tomeny , John Carroll Walsh , Shows, Cali & Walsh, L.L.P., Baton Rouge, LA, for Defendant-Appellee Miriam Seger.

Susan Brooke Barnett-Bernal (argued), Seth Lawrence , Michael A. Patterson , Long Law Firm, L.L.P., Baton Rouge, LA, for Defendant-Appellee Joseph Alleva.

Before Wiener, Southwick, and Duncan, Circuit Judges.

In 2012 and 2013, Plaintiff-Appellant Sharon Lewis—then an Assistant Athletic Director at Louisiana State University ("LSU")—internally reported Head Football Coach Les Miles for sexually harassing students. LSU retained outside counsel—Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP ("Taylor...

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