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Friday, July 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Missing IU student Lauren Spierer’s parents sue three men; claim actions led to her death"

Updating this ILB entry from June 27th, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a story headed "Defendants file to have Lauren Spierer negligence suit dismissed" that begins:Attorneys for three men who spent time with Indiana University student Lauren Spierer in the hours before she went missing in 2011 are asking a federal judge to throw out a negligence lawsuit filed last month by her parents.

The motions filed Thursday by attorneys for Michael Beth and Corey Rossman seeking dismissal of the lawsuit, which is pending in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, stress two legal points:

• The men — Beth, Rossman and Jason Rosenbaum — had no legal duty to supervise Spierer or ensure her safety.

• There is no proof that Spierer’s disappearance was the result of an injury or her death — or even that she is dead.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 26, 2013 09:03 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts