DCist was the first media outlet to report on the lawsuit filed yesterday. I posted the press release to my diary yesterday, but the article they wrote has some more information and a quote they got from Jeff Light.
"We have information that there was a meeting between the defendants," Jeffrey Light, the protesters' lawyer, says in a phone interview. "They were talking about how to remove the protesters after acknolwedgeing they weren't doing anything disruptive. They were trying to get rid of them."
The suit charges that on April 10, Akridge representatives and an unnamed Bank of America vice president conferred with an MPD lieutenant about how to remove the protesters. Light says he received an email from someone with knowledge that this meeting took place.
Light also says that at the meeting questioned by the suit, at least one participant said the demonstrators had been well-behaved and quiet. "Even if they don't do anything wrong, they still intended to remove the protesters," he says. The suit also contends that at one point during the protests outside Bank of America, a police officer seemed to acknowledge the demonstration's legality. "We know it’s not illegal," the complaint reads.