Lawsuit Against Van Der Sloots Justified?

Joran van der Sloot's lawyer has filed papers asking that a lawsuit filed by Natalee Holloway's parents in Manhattan should be thrown out because the case has no connection to New York. Read more.

Do you think the lawsuit against the van der Sloots should proceed — or are the Holloways grasping at straws?

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If you missed Greta's unedited interview with Joran van der Sloot, tune in this Sunday at 9pm / midnight ET to watch the interview in its entirety!

Check out what FOX Fans are saying:

"Maybe the Holloways are grasping at straws, but what else do they have going for them? The investigation has been bungled since the outset, either because of incompetence, politics or both. No one in Aruba is going to resolve this, so why not New York? At least four people know this young lady's fate and what happened that night. Anything that helps get to the truth is worthwhile." — Phil (Rensselaer, NY)

"I believe the lawsuit will stick and I absolutely think it should. Joran needs to be responsible for his actions, and so should his father. Enough with the lies and plots and schemes. Natalee's family needs answers, regardless of whether Joran says he is guilty or not!" — Tina (Ringgold, GA)

"You are darn right it should." — Walter

"I do not know the legal aspects of where and how a lawsuit should take place, but I surely think that Aruban officials either dropped the ball or knowingly let one of their own off the hook, and it is deplorable." — Harry (Mississippi)

“Look, I know that Natalee and her family were completely let down by the Aruban government (and their own, I might add, for not putting pressure on Aruban officials), but the case makes no sense legally. It just keeps the family off-target from the real issue at hand, i.e. finding Natalee by ANY means necessary.” — Jill (Boston, MA)

"Yes, throw it out! Beth Twitty’s finger-pointing and accusations are unfounded.” — Joan

"Look at the past record of silly lawsuits in America, how many were justified?" — Oscar

"This whole story has been overexposed. However, Joran van der Sloot got two men thrown into jail, only for authorities to find out later that he had been the last person to see Natalee alive. At the very least, he delayed an investigation that could have helped police find Natalee or her remains. At the very most, he is guilty as heck. Either way, the family of Natalee Holloway is justified in suing the pants off of him." — Julie (Tallahassee, FL)

"Well, that's what our legal system will figure out. If I were Natalee's mother, I would do everything in my power to keep her name and face out there until there was resolution." — Doug (Atlanta, GA)

"I think the lawsuit against the van der Sloots should proceed. It's obvious to me Joran van der Sloot and his two friends raped Natalie Holloway and killed her. I think they gave her date rape drugs and alcohol. They raped her after she passed out. When she died from an overdose, Joran went to his father, who then helped the boys cover up their crime." — Virginia

"With everything going on in the world today, is this what people are concerned about?" — Tom (Woodland Hills, CA)

"I still think Joran is guilty as sin. He knows what happened to her. But I think the Holloways, Dave and Beth, should not have allowed their daughter to go. Why did Natalee go off with guys she never met before in her life? Natalee did not deserve this, but I don’t think they knew their daughter very well.” — R.

"Yes, the case should go forward. I hope it does. I would do anything for my daughter as well. I know the parents are beating themselves up silly about failing their daughter, but this is NOT their fault nor Natalee's. The 'Sloots' are responsible in some manner. Something isn't right." — Janet (Austin, TX)