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Love Family Drops Lawsuit Against UVA, Athletics Employees

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Yeardley Love's family has dropped its multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the University of Virginia and some of its athletics employees.

The almost $30 million civil suit has been dropped - for now, but Yeardley Love's family has up to six months to refile the suit.

This lawsuit, brought by Yeardley Love's mother, Sharon, accuses men's lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia, assistant coach Marc Van Arsdale, athletics director Craig Littlepage, and the university itself of negligence and gross negligence in connection with Love's death.

Former lacrosse player George Huguely was convicted of killing Love at her apartment in May 2010.

Huguely is appealing the second degree murder conviction and that is likely a reason why the Love family attorney asked for the "nonsuit order."

NBC29 legal analyst Lloyd Snook says if the family refiles the suit, they'd have another year to serve UVA and others with the claims.

UVA spokesperson McGregor McCance says the university has no comment on the lawsuit.

The Love family did file a separate $30 million wrongful death suit in Charlottesville Circuit Court against George Huguely. According to court records, that lawsuit is still pending.  

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