Jul 21, 11:50 AM EDT

Wrongful death lawsuit against former UVA athlete delayed


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- 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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This story has been corrected to show Huguely's name is George Huguely V, not George V. Huguely.

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