Nearly two years ago, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sued for rape in Nevada. The lawsuit still lingers, with all progress on hold while the courts consider whether the case will proceed in the county where it was filed, or in the county where the casino at which the alleged assault occurred is located.
Dan Majors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the full Nevada Supreme Court will take up the question, which will serve only to keep the lawsuit in legal limbo.
The trial judge denied the motion to move the case from Reno to Lake Tahoe more than 20 months ago. Since then, nothing has happened while the appeals process has unfolded.
The seven justices of the Nevada Supreme Court will consider the issue based on written materials submitted by the parties, without a hearing. Once the issue is resolved, the case will finally begin to move forward.
Perhaps just in time to fill the void that will be created after the Eighth Circuit rules on the question of whether the lockout will be lifted.