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Lauren Spierer Update: Lawsuit over missing Indiana Univ. moving forward, hearing scheduled

Lauren Spierer
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Lauren Spierer
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(CBS/AP) INDIANAPOLIS - A hearing about whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of Lauren Spierer, a missing Indiana University student, against three men who were with her the night she disappeared in June 2011, has been scheduled for December, reports CBS New York.

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Lawyers for the parents of Spierer and the three men are to appear before Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on Dec. 2 at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis.

The lawsuit claims the fellow Indiana University students gave Spierer alcohol and then failed to make sure the 20-year-old Westchester County, N.Y. native made it back to her Bloomington, Ind. apartment safely after a night of partying.

Lawyers for Corey Rossman, Michael Beth and Jason Rosenbaum have argued that the Spierers have no evidence their daughter is dead and that they were not responsible for the safety of an adult, reports the station.

Spierer's parents have said publicly that they believe their daughter is likely dead and have routinely appealed for anyone who knows what happened to her to come forward.

Meanwhile, city crews in Bloomington have taken down 20 large signs seeking information about Spierer's disappearance. The signs, which were scattered across the city, came down last week in a decision by Mayor Mark Kruzan, reports the station.

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