INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge has scheduled a jury trial for next spring in a federal lawsuit against two men who were with a 20-year-old Indiana University student before she vanished nearly three years ago.
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt last week set the trial in the lawsuit by Lauren Spierer's parents for May 4, 2015.
Spierer, a Greenburgh, N.Y., native, disappeared in June 2011 after a night of partying with friends in Bloomington. Her parents said in their lawsuit that Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman gave her alcohol and didn't make sure she returned safely to her apartment, leading to her presumed death.
Attorneys for Rosenbaum and Rossman claim there's no proof that Lauren Spierer isn't still alive.
The case has been marked by a blizzard of back-and-forth court motions.
In March, a federal magistrate judge denied Robert and Mary Charlene Spierer's request that she seal evidence they deem too sensitive for the public. The Spierers' attorneys said that releasing that information publicly could interfere with the investigation into Lauren Spierer's disappearance and impede the seating of an impartial jury. Magistrate Judge Tim Baker said the request was "overbroad."
Earlier this month, Rosenbaum and Rossman filed court documents claiming that the Spierers were on a "fishing expedition" in their efforts to obtain evidence to use against them. They said the Spierers were seeking private cellphone and academic records that have nothing to do with their daughter's disappearance. The court has not ruled on the men's motion to quash subpoenas by the Spierers' attorneys.
No criminal charges have ever been filed in Lauren Spierer's disappearance, and the case remains open.
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