Spierer's Parents Ask Court to Allow Lawsuit to Continue
The parents of Lauren Spierer are asking a judge to allow their lawsuit against the last three people to see their daughter alive to continue.
Attorneys for defendants Corey Rossman, Jason Rosenbaum and Michael Beth claim the lawsuit should be dismissed because the Spierer‘s can‘t prove their daughter is dead.
They also claim a person cannot be declared legally dead until they have been missing for seven years.
New court documents filed this week by the Spierers claim a jury can use circumstantial evidence to conclude someone has passed away and that a presumption of life does not bar them from taking a wrongful death action.
The response says the Spierers would welcome any evidence from the defendants that shows Lauren is still alive.
The Spierers want the judge to move the suit into the discovery phase so they can ask questions about the night of Lauren‘s disappearance.
They say the defendants have sough to avoid answering critical questions in the investigation and now they seek to avoid the discovery phase. A hearing in federal court is scheduled for later this month.