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Author Topic: Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Against QB Ben Roethlisberger  (Read 710 times)
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« on: Sep 30, 2009 at 11:10 »

A Nevada judge refused a request by Ben Roethlisberger to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the Steelers quarterback of raping a casino worker, Washoe County District Judge Brent Adams issued the order last night. The Reno judge also refused to drop a fraud claim against the Steeler quarterback, strike portions of the lawsuit, speed up the evidence discovery process or dismiss the lawsuit because the accuser's employer was not included as a defendant. Lawyers for Roethlisberger have accused the woman of making up the allegations in order to extort money from the two-time Super Bowl champion.

Source: Tribune Review
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 12:25 »

Not surprising. At this point of the proceedings its not about the evidence - i.e. as long as there are some facts  supporting an argument it stays.  It doesn't matter if there is 1 fact supporting and 10 facts opposing.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 12:37 »

Civil law vs. criminal law.  Even in a more conservative judicial district, dismissal of a lawsuit is a very remote possibility.  You must have serious proof that the case is frivilous or fraudulent, and all we have here is my word vs. their word. 
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 23:06 »

I haven't been keeping that close attention to this, but I will say that I'm a little, just a little surprised it wasn't dismissed; even considering the lower burden of proof.

Still, I highly doubt it ever goes to trial.  She is holding out for a settlement, plain and simple.  Hopefully, #7 sticks to his guns and doesn't cave.
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