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Nonsuit ends Huguely civil suit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The family of a slain University of Virginia student has withdrawn a $29.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, who was convicted of killing her.

The Daily Progress reports a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge’s ruling Monday terminates the civil suit against George Huguely V but leaves open the possibility that Yeardley Love’s family can refile it.

Family attorney Jeffrey Stedman says a new case is “possible.”

Matt Green, an attorney for Huguely, asked the judge to delay a ruling on the motion, but the judge declined.

Love’s mother, 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.

The case had been scheduled to go to trial on July 30.

The Love family has asked the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the court’s May 15 ruling that denies $6 million in insurance coverage for the family’s claims.

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