Hearing Date Set On Motion To Dismiss Lauren Spierer Suit

Federal judge Tanya Walton Pratt will hear the cases of both sides involving the lawsuit against those allegedly involved in Lauren Spierer's disappearance.

Lauren Spierer

Photo: Spierer Family

Lauren Spierer went missing June 3, 2011 in Bloomington, Ind.

Attorneys have set a date for a federal judge to hear a motion to dismiss the lawsuits filed against those accused of being involved in the disappearance of Lauren Spierer.

Spierer’s parents Robert and Charlene filed the lawsuit in May, just before the two-year anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance.

The suit claimed Corey Rossman, Jason Rosenbaum and Michael Beth gave Spierer alcohol despite the fact she was already intoxicated and allowed her to walk home alone. The suit alleged the men’s negligence resulted in the disappearance, injury and death of the Indiana University student.

The men’s responses to the suit claimed Spierer’s parents had no proof because Spierer hasn’t been found. They cited Indiana’s law that a missing person cannot be claimed as dead for seven years after his or her disappearance.

The men also say they had no legal responsibility to care for Spierer and her disappearance was not forseeable.

The hearing is scheduled for December 2.

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