VT president dropped from wrongful death lawsuit

BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Tech President Charles Steger has been dropped as a defendant in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by two families of the April 16 shooting victims.

They've also dropped former Executive Vice-President Jim Hyatt from the case too.

Both men argued they're protected by sovereign immunity, because the state paid for their jobs.

The families are seeking $10 million — accusing the administration of negligence.

The lawsuits are expected to be heard next month.

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