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Wrongful death lawsuit against former UVA lacrosse player delayed

FILE - In this file photo provided by Charlottsville Police Department, Virginia men's lacrosse player George Huguely, 22,is shown. Huguely was charged with first-degree murder in the death of UVA women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love, 22. University officials still reeling from the death of the Virginia student-athlete want a better system to tell them when students are arrested off campus. University of Virginia President John Casteen said he would seek the change because university officials were never told of Huguely's November 2008 arrest in Lexington, Va., on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest. The arresting officer's report said Huguely had threatened to kill her and a female probation officer, and he had to be subdued with a stun gun. (AP Photo/ Charlottsville Police Department, File)

A wrongful death lawsuit against a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the slaying of his former girlfriend has been further delayed.

Media outlets report attorneys for both George Huguely V and Yeardley Love's mother appeared in a Charlottesville courtroom Wednesday to take up motions in the $29.45 million lawsuit.

Sharon Love filed the suit after Huguely was convicted in 2012 of second-degree murder in her daughter's 2010 death. Huguely is serving a 23-year sentence in prison.

A judge will put the wrongful death case on hold until a federal judge in Maryland rules on if Huguely's family's $6 million insurance policy could be used as payout if a jury rules in Love's favor. The insurance provider has been fighting against the family's claim to make that payout.


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