CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville judge has ruled an expert previously used by the plaintiffs in a civil trial against convicted murderer George Huguely cannot be deposed in a wrongful death lawsuit slated for next year.

That's according to NBC29’s media partners at the Daily Progress.

Former University of Virginia men's lacrosse player George Huguely is serving 23 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Yeardley Love.

On Tuesday, July 9, attorneys for Huguely argued for the ability to depose Dr. Neil Blumberg, who previously testified that Huguely did not intend to murder Love due to his high blood alcohol content.

Love's family is seeking more than $30 million. The trial is slated for November of 2020.