The legal dispute between Occupy Wall Street protesters and New York City has been adjourned until Jan. 20, when attorneys with the New York chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will file an amended complaint on behalf of the protesters with Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Stallman (See Profile). Guild attorneys had planned to file the amended complaint on Friday, but both parties agreed to push the schedule back.

Justice Stallman denied the protesters’ petition for a temporary restraining order allowing them to remain in Zuccotti Park with their tents and sleeping bags following a Nov. 15 hearing. He ruled that the protesters had not shown that their First Amendment rights would be violated by the ban, and that the city and Brookfield Properties, which owns the park, had made compelling claims that the ban was needed to keep the park safe.