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« Reply #780 on: October 28, 2013, 06:59:41 PM »

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Flood the mayor with emails for removing Lauren's signs

The city of Bloomington removed the hand crafted signs the firefighters made for Lauren in the dark. Someone complained about the signs and due to a violation of a city ordinance banning signs from public property they were removed. This is not a new ordinance. Tell the mayor you want the signs back. Email the mayor at:
 mayor@bloomington.in.gov
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« Reply #781 on: October 29, 2013, 01:19:52 AM »

 

http://www.lohud.com/article/20131028/NEWS/310280055/Lauren-Spierer-case-Indiana-city-takes-down-signs-about-missing-student?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

Lauren Spierer case: Indiana city takes down signs about missing student
News saddens local mom of missing woman
Oct. 28, 2013 

 
Charlene Spierer, the missing student’s mother, told The Journal News Monday that she’s saddened by the news, which she learned about through a friend. The city never notified her, she said. Still, she has a hard time expressing disappointment at the city.

“It’s a fine line you walk between trying to do everything we can for Lauren, and yet not wanting to offend everybody that has been incredibly helpful and supportive to us,” she said. “People in Bloomington have been wonderful to us, and they still are.”

Yet she wishes the signs would be kept up.

“I feel like they serve a purpose,” she said. “The purpose is that Lauren not be forgotten. The last place she was at was Bloomington.”

Charlene Spierer said she hopes someone will see the sign and call the police tip line that’s listed.

“Maybe someone who has that one piece of information will see the sign one last time, and have a crisis of conscience, and it’s enough that they call the police department so the case can move forward,” she said.
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« Reply #782 on: October 31, 2013, 09:14:50 PM »

http://www.indystar.com/article/20131031/NEWS/310310064/Judge-sets-December-hearing-date-motion-dismiss-Lauren-Spierer-lawsuit

Judge sets December hearing date on motion to dismiss Lauren Spierer lawsuit
Oct. 31, 2013 6:12 PM

Federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt today set a December hearing on a motion to dismiss a negligence lawsuit filed against three men who were with missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer the night she disappeared in 2011.

Spierer’s parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer of Greenburgh, N.Y., filed the federal lawsuit in June, naming Michael Beth, Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman. It alleges "negligence resulting in the disappearance, death or injury of an adult child."
 
Pratt will hear oral arguments in the case at 2 p.m. Dec. 2. The judge’s order says parties for both sides are allotted 30 minutes, for a total of one hour.
 
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« Reply #783 on: December 02, 2013, 03:51:10 PM »

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/02/judge-dismisses-1-of-3-lawsuits-in-lauren-spierers-disappearance/3809185/

Judge dismisses 1 of 3 lawsuits in Lauren Spierer’s disappearance
3:41 p.m. EST December 2, 2013

Federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt dismissed a negligence lawsuit against one of three men who were with missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer the night she disappeared in 2011.

Pratt threw out the lawsuit Monday against Michael Beth and was weighing what to do with the two other cases. Those rulings could come in two weeks.

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« Reply #784 on: December 23, 2013, 10:50:47 PM »

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/judge-partial-go-ahead-with-spierer-lawsuit

Judge: Partial go-ahead with Spierer lawsuit
Posted: 12/23/2013
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INDIANAPOLIS - A section of a wrongful death lawsuit pushed by missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer's parents can move forward, a judge decided Monday.

Spierer disappeared after a night out drinking with friends in 2011. Her parents, Charlene and Robert Spierer of Greenburgh, N.Y., sued three of Lauren's friends for not ensuring their incapacitated daughter returned safely to her apartment after the night of partying in Bloomington.

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt upheld a motion by the defendants to dismiss one count of Lauren's parents' complaint brought under the Child Wrongful Death Statute, claiming "loss of a child's services."

Judge Pratt said she chose to dismiss the count because Lauren was an adult when she disappeared.
 

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« Reply #785 on: December 26, 2013, 12:06:27 AM »

http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20131224/NEWS02/312240094/Part-suit-over-IU-student-Lauren-Spierer-s-disappearance-allowed-stand

Lauren Spierer | Suit over IU student's disappearance allowed to stand in part
Dec. 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Part of a lawsuit can stand against two men who were with an Indiana University student when she disappeared in 2011, a federal judge has ruled.

The parents of Lauren Spierer can sue former IU students Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman on counts alleging negligence and damages for providing drinks to someone who already was intoxicated, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said in a ruling issued Monday.
 
During a hearing in the case this month, Pratt dismissed a third defendant, Michael Beth, from the case, ruling he was not liable for his actions. Beth offered Spierer a place to sleep after his roommate, Rossman, brought her intoxicated to their apartment. When Spierer refused the offer, Beth escorted her down the hall to Rosenbaum’s apartment.
 
The Spierers have long maintained that the men haven’t fully cooperated with investigators and hope the lawsuit will force them to answer questions under oathThe Spierers have long maintained that the men haven’t fully cooperated with investigators and hope the lawsuit will force them to answer questions under oath.


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« Reply #786 on: December 29, 2013, 09:18:50 PM »

http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/federal-judge-part-lauren-spierer-case-proceed-60557/

Federal Judge Allows Part of Lauren Spierer Case To Proceed
Posted December 26, 2013

A federal judge is allowing part of the lawsuit filed by the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer to proceed. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a ruling Monday denying part of a motion to dismiss by defendants Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman.

The defendants each face counts of “negligence per se” and violation of the Indiana Dram Shop Act, stating they are liable for any damage to Lauren Spierer because they served her alcoholic beverages when she was already intoxicated.

However, Pratt granted the defendants‘ motions to dismiss on the count of the Spierers’ complaint under the Child Wrongful Death Statute. The Spierers’ claimed “loss of a child‘s services,” however Pratt dismissed the count because the Spierers’ claimed in the lawsuit that Lauren was an adult. In her ruling, Pratt said the Spierers’ claims of “negligence per se” and Dram Shop liability have simply survived the initial hurdle of a motion to dismiss. However, she said, “whether or not these claims can survive summary judgment is a matter for another day.”
 

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« Reply #787 on: January 21, 2014, 08:00:59 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/21/missing-student-lauren-spierer-lawsuit/4734957/
Men deny responsibility in Ind. coed's disappearance
January 21, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Attorneys for two men who were with an Indiana University student before she went missing in June 2011 have filed responses in federal court to allegations they played a role in her disappearance.

The filings on behalf of Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman are the latest developments in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Lauren Spierer's parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer of Greenburgh, N.Y. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in June, they argue that the two men owed their daughter a "duty of care."
In documents filed Monday, attorneys for Rosenbaum and Rossman deny the Spierers' allegations and ask that the court not award damages against the men.

Rossman and Rosenbaum both point blame at Lauren Spierer and Kilroy's Sports Bar, where Spierer was seen drinking hours before she disappeared. Kilroy's is not a party to the Spierers' lawsuit.

Rossman also noted that he "had no control or right of control" over Spierer that night. Rosenbaum added the Spierers' alleged damages "were caused in whole or in part by the comparative fault of Lauren Spierer."

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt in December dismissed one count of the Spierers' complaint brought under the Child Wrongful Death Statute. But the judge let two other counts in the complaint go forward, based on the Spierers' allegations that Rosenbaum and Rossman gave Lauren Spierer alcohol while knowing she was intoxicated.

Those counts accuse Rosenbaum and Rossman of "negligence per se" and "dram shop," a legal term used when damages are sought for providing alcohol to someone who is clearly intoxicated.

In December, the judge threw out the negligence lawsuit against a third individual, Michael Beth, who also was seen with Spierer the night she disappeared. In that ruling, Pratt agreed with Beth's lawyer that Beth wasn't liable just because he saw Spierer while she was intoxicated.
 

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« Reply #788 on: January 21, 2014, 08:28:43 PM »

OMGoodness...blame the victim!   
And where was their responsibility to leave her at her apartment building after returning from the bar or walking her home/calling a cab? 


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« Reply #789 on: January 21, 2014, 09:56:30 PM »

OMGoodness...blame the victim!   
And where was their responsibility to leave her at her apartment building after returning from the bar or walking her home/calling a cab? 




I know, right?!  What happened to human decency?   
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« Reply #790 on: January 22, 2014, 02:19:35 PM »

OMGoodness...blame the victim!   
And where was their responsibility to leave her at her apartment building after returning from the bar or walking her home/calling a cab? 




I know, right?!  What happened to human decency?   
I've been asking that for several years now and have concluded that it mostly no longer exists  .  It disappeared, along with common courtesy, in the 1990s.
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« Reply #791 on: January 22, 2014, 06:20:25 PM »

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/free_access/attorneys-say-men-weren-t-responsible-for-lauren-spierer-seek/article_ecf1b8d6-2313-5a74-b063-e43582309a62.html

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am |  Updated: 8:50 am, Wed Jan 22, 2014
Attorneys say men weren't responsible for Lauren Spierer, seek dismissal of lawsuit

Lawyers for two men Lauren Spierer’s parents hold responsible for their 20-year-old daughter’s disappearance and likely death say that if anyone is to blame, it is Kilroy’s Sports Bar and Lauren Spierer, herself, not their clients.
 
In motions filed Monday, attorneys for Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman, who both were with Spierer the summer night she went missing in 2011, reiterated that their clients had no responsibility to care for Spierer and played no part in her disappearance.
 
On Tuesday, Rossman’s lawyer, Dane Mize, filed a second motion asking that the lawsuit be dismissed because Rossman cannot be held responsible under what’s called Dram Shop liability, which holds businesses that serve alcoholic beverages to obviously intoxicated or underage patrons liable for that person’s actions.

“For Dram Shop liability, the court would need to accept as true the allegations that Lauren Spierer is deceased and that her intoxication was the proximate cause of her alleged death,” Mize wrote. “If plaintiffs had any facts to support proximate cause related to intoxication, they would have sued Kilroy’s, the bar that allowed their underage daughter in and served her alcohol. They have not sued Kilroy’s because they have no such facts.”

Linda Prall, owner of Kilroy’s Sports, did not immediately return a phone call from The Herald-Times for this article.

Spierer was reportedly last seen about 4:30 a.m. on June 3, 2011, at the intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue, walking home alone toward her Smallwood Plaza apartment.

Spierer was 20 at the time of her disappearance. Friday, Jan. 17, would have been her 23rd birthday.

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« Reply #792 on: January 30, 2014, 02:17:28 PM »

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/free_access/parents-of-missing-iu-student-lauren-spierer-request-confidentiality-of/article_f9ffe1cc-7bf4-5217-8286-b8664273d3bf.html

Parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer request confidentiality of some court documents
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:44 pm |  Updated: 2:10 pm, Thu Jan 30, 2014

Attorneys for the parents of missing Indiana University Lauren Spierer on Wednesday asked a federal judge for a protective order to keep some evidence private in the civil negligence lawsuit against two men who were with their daughter the night of her June 2011 disappearance.
 
Sensitive and private information and materials are anticipated during discovery or hearings in this case, attorneys for Robert and Charlene Spierer argue.

“The entry of this Protective Order is necessary and proper to prevent the harm that would result from the unnecessary public dissemination of private information relating to the parties and nonparties and ongoing criminal investigations,” the filed motion for the protective order reads.

The protective order also asks that materials deemed “confidential” be destroyed within 30 days after final disposition of the case, including any appeals.

In the civil negligence lawsuit, Robert and Charlene Spierer claim Corey Rossman and Jason “Jay” Rosenbaum, then IU students, supplied alcohol to their intoxicated and incapacitated 20-year-old daughter and failed to care for her the night of her disappearance.
 
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« Reply #793 on: February 12, 2014, 05:54:02 PM »

http://www.lohud.com/viewart/20140212/NEWS02/302120041/Lauren-Spierer-case-2-sued-by-parents-oppose-sealing-sensitive-info

Lauren Spierer case: 2 sued by parents oppose sealing of 'sensitive' info
Feb. 12, 2014 1:21 PM

INDIANAPOLIS — Two men being sued by the parents of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student from Westchester who disappeared after a party, are opposing her parents' request that a federal judge prevent public dissemination of "sensitive and private information" from the case.

Lawyers for Corey Rossman and Jason Rosenbaum filed the documents Tuesday in federal court in Indianapolis.
 
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« Reply #794 on: March 20, 2014, 09:42:37 PM »

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/20/judge-denies-spierers-request-seal-information/6652817/

Judge denies Lauren Spierer's parent's request to seal information
3:16 p.m. EDT March 20, 2014

A federal judge has denied a request by the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer to keep private some evidence in their lawsuit against two men who were with their daughter before she disappeared.

In an order filed Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Tim Baker said the Spierers' request is too broad and vague as to the information they want sealed and fails to describe what qualifies as confidential.
 
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« Reply #795 on: April 23, 2014, 11:47:46 PM »

http://fox59.com/2014/04/23/attorneys-call-records-request-in-spierer-lawsuit-a-fishing-expedition/#axzz2zlwS84ak

Attorneys call records request in Spierer lawsuit a ‘fishing expedition'

(April 23, 2014) – Attorneys for two men named in a negligence lawsuit filed by the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer accuse them of going on a “fishing expedition” for information in the case.

Robert and Charlene Spierer filed a negligence lawsuit in May 2013 naming Corey Rossman, Jay Rosenbaum and Mike Beth. A judge later dropped Beth from the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, Rossman and Rosenbaum failed in their “duty of care” and gave Lauren Spierer—who was underage and already intoxicated—alcohol.

They’re accused of negligence and dram shop—a legal term used in cases in which alcohol is given to a person who’s already drunk.

Spierer disappeared on June 3, 2011, after a night of partying with friends. Rossman and Rosenbaum were among the last people to see her.

Attorneys for the Spierers requested a long list of documents and records related to their daughter’s disappearance and those who were the last to see her. It includes phone records from AT&T and Verizon covering a 134-day span from just before her disappearance through the months that followed.

They want phone records from Rosenbaum, Rossman, Beth and Jesse Wolff—Spierer’s boyfriend at the tim—as well as Indiana University records for the students. Other requests include campus security footage before and after Spierer disappeared, IU documents about the case and “tips” submitted to IU.

Attorneys for the Spierers also want information from Kilroy’s Sports Bar, where Spierer had been drinking. She left her shoes and cellphone behind. They want access to leasing information from several of her friends and legal records from Carl Salzmann, one of Rossman’s attorneys. In addition, they seek security footage and records from the Smallwood Plaza Apartments where she lived.
 
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« Reply #796 on: April 25, 2014, 12:02:41 AM »

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9512446

Family wants drones used in Lauren Spierer search
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (WABC) --  A high-tech tool was to be brought in to help search for a missing college student, until officials shot down the idea, surprising her family.

Years after Lauren Spierer was last seen, her parents are taking action. They're furious the drone wasn't allowed to be used, saying that prevented a more effective search.

The Westchester County family faced their pain in front of our cameras in hopes that they can the FAA to change its policy on the use of drones in the search for missing people.

And now, a nationally-known search-and-rescue organization is taking the FAA to court to battle for the right to use drones.

It's been nearly three years since a massive search for Lauren Spierer of Scarsdale failed to find any clues. The Indiana University college student disappeared after a night out with friends at a bar near campus.

With hundreds of square miles to cover, the family pinned their hopes on a drone operator from EquuSearch, a non-profit search and rescue team.

"It was nice to know that the tool was available effective and ready to be deployed," said Rob Spierer, Lauren's father.

But the search drone never left the ground. Lauren's parents say the FAA made clear that use of the drone would be illegal.

"That was the most devastating thing I think with the initial search, they were leaving we weren't able to use the drone," said Charlene Spierer, Lauren's mother.

Monday, the group behind the quest to find Lauren, EquuSearch, filed a lawsuit against the FAA challenging the government's ban on the use of unmanned aircraft in searches for missing people.
 
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« Reply #799 on: April 30, 2014, 04:17:06 PM »

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Lauren-Spierer-Missing-Indiana-Bloomington-Westchester-Civil-Negligence-Lawsuit-Jury-Date-257364151.html

Trial Set for Civil Negligence Lawsuit Against Lauren Spierer's Friends
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014  |  Updated 1:11 PM EDT

A jury trial in a federal lawsuit against two men who were with a 20-year-old Indiana University student from Westchester before she vanished in 2011 has been scheduled for next spring.

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt last week set the trial in the lawsuit by Lauren Spierer's parents for May 4, 2015.
 
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