Court sets jury trial date in Spierer case

In this June 16, 2011 file photo, Robert and Charlene Spierer display a photo of their missing daughter Lauren Spierer taken by a video surveillance camera in her apartment building on the night she disappeared, during a news conference in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  Federal Judge Tim A. Baker has set a jury trial date in a lawsuit the parents of Lauren Spierer filed against former IU students Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman.

The lawsuit was originally filed last June in U.S. District Court. The parents of Lauren Spierer claimed Rosenbaum and Rossman owed her a “duty of care.”

Rossman said he “had no control or right of control” over Spierer, who disappeared June 3, 2011, after partying with friends in Bloomington.

The court says the jury trial will begin on May 4, 2015 at 9 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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