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One man dismissed from Spierer wrongful death lawsuit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDBR) -- They've never received the answers they were looking for in the search for their daughter.  But the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer hope to have better luck in a federal courtroom.

On Monday, a federal judge heard arguments on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the parents of Lauren Spierer.  The lawsuit was filed in May against three men who were with her the night she disappeared in June of 2011.

The suit claims the fellow IU students gave Spierer alcohol, and then failed to make sure the 20-year-old made it back to her Bloomington apartment safely.

Lawyers for the three students are asking the judge to dismiss the case, saying there's no proof the Spierer is even dead.

In court Monday, both sides were given 30 minutes to make their case.  The judge did dismiss one of the men from the suit, saying he never gave Spierer alcohol.

Michael Beth's attorney Greg Garrison praised the decision, calling it, "Not just accurate, but very concise and exhaustive.  She's obviously taking this very seriously, and she always does."

The judge is expected to made a decision regarding the other two men in the next two weeks, if not by the end of the year.

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