Charlottesville Judge Considers Delaying Lawsuit Against Huguely
Attorneys for the family of a former UVA student Yeardley Love are asking a judge to delay the trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against her killer, George Huguely.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Attorneys for the family of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player killed by her boyfriend are asking a judge to delay the trial in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The family of Yeardley Love is seeking $30 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against George Huguely.
Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder for killing Love in her apartment in May 2010. He is serving a 23-year prison sentence
Wednesday, November 2, attorneys for the Love family asked a Charlottesville judge to push back the start of a civil trial while they wait for a Maryland judge's decision in a separate case. The Maryland case centers on whether the Loves can get a payout from the Huguely family's $6 million insurance policy.
Matthew Green, a lawyer for the Huguely family, says the case has dragged on long enough.
“This needs resolution at this point. It's very unusual for a civil case to drag on this long. Certainly, this is a very unusual case for a number of reasons, but the sooner we can get all this done, the community can heal a little bit, George can get on with his life,” Green said.
The judge says he will decide by the end of the month whether to delay the trial.
The three-week trial is currently scheduled to start in March 2017.