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Parents Of Lauren McCluskey Dismiss Lawsuit After Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

The parents of murdered University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey ended their federal lawsuit Tuesday after reportedly collecting their nearly $14 million settlement from the state and university. According to a report from KUTV, a judge signed an order dismissing Jill and Matt McCluskey’s case with prejudice, meaning it can’t ever be filed again.


The settlement agreement was reached and announced last year. Earlier this month, the Utah legislature unanimously approved the payment. The state paid $10.5 million to the McCluskeys and the university donated $3 million to the Lauren McCluskey Foundation.


McCluskey was shot and killed on campus by her ex-boyfriend Melvin Rowland in 2018.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!