the R I EDC are paid non-elected staffers who are hired based on "who they know in the local govt." Some are lawyers of one sort of another but not all. It is an easy money job and completely partisan.
2 of the EDC's former lawyers are mentioned in the lawsuit, which imho is awesome.
The bottomline is that the lawsuit isnt completely specious, even if nothing great will come of it except some some finger-pointing.