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BNY Mellon had its day in court today: the hearing on its petition for an injunction evicting the Occupy Pittsburghers from Mellon Green/”People’s Park.”

BNY Mellon’s attorney, Reed Smith partner Daniel Booker, stated that the bank only let its lawn be occupied because “We were frightened there could be a confrontation.”  [Trib] Occupy Pittsburgh’s attorney, Julian Lobel, has argued that BNY Mellon gave the protesters permission to stay on Mellon Green so long as they didn’t damage the property.  [Post-Gazette]