News Judge: Occupy Wall Street protesters' class action lawsuit over Zuccotti Park eviction can move forward A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by Occupy Wall Street protesters over the eviction of their camp at Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15, 2011, pictured above, can move forward. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Stan Honda By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY email@example.com October 28, 2015 6:26 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A class-action lawsuit alleging false arrest, malicious prosecution and free speech infringement for evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park almost four years ago can move forward, a judge has ruled. U.S. Southern District Court Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. ruled that the lawsuit -- which names the city, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and other police officers -- "adequately alleges the elements of a First Amendment retaliation claim." "On the facts currently alleged, the officers lacked probable cause to arrest for trespass, disorderly conduct, or obstruction of governmental administration," he wrote in his 30-page ruling on Tuesday night. Carter did ask the plaintiffs "to specify to the extent that people were living in the park and the extent to which legislative action created an easement," allowing public activities in the privately owned public park, said Paul L. Mills, the attorney representing the estimated 150 plaintiffs. The city, representing all the defendants, filed a motion in April asking that the suit be dismissed. By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.