CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The trial over a lawsuit filed against the city of Charlottesville about the Confederate statues downtown has now been pushed back. The three-day trial is now scheduled to begin on January 14.

The trial was originally slated for October.

The lawsuit argues that then-members of the Charlottesville City Council acted outside the scope of their authority when they voted to remove the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from Emancipation Park and Justice Park.

Earlier this year, Judge Richard Moore ruled that then-council members are not entitled to immunity and may be liable for damages, including the costs of litigation.