The family of Yeardley Love has filed a civil lawsuit against the University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of second-degree murder in her death.
George Huguely V was convicted in February of killing Love, his former girlfriend, at Love's off-campus apartment in May 2010.
In the suit, Sharon Love, Yeardley Love's mother, contends that Huguely's negligence led to Love's death. She is seeking $29.5 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages.
Huguely "acted with a conscious disregard for the safety of Love" and "was aware, or should have been aware" that his actions would result in her injury or death, the lawsuit says.
A Charlottesville jury recommended that Huguely, of Chevy Chase, serve 26 years in prison for the killing. A judge will formally sentence him in August.