Chandra Lye News

Former St. Bernard student sues school, Catholic Church and unnamed teacher for alleged sexual assault

By Chandra Lye | Mar 29, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A former student of St. Bernard School has sued the school, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, and an unidentified John Doe, claiming Doe sexually assaulted him as a youth.

Pittsburgh judge cleared to decide fight over $2M in fees between Bruce Carlson, former firm

By Chandra Lye | Feb 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has overturned a district court decision with regards to a fee dispute between an attorney and his former firm.

Surgeon sued by woman over face lift says her lawyer will 'muddy the water' during upcoming trial

By Chandra Lye | Jan 30, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A surgeon has responded to claims of medical negligence by a Washington woman who flew out to receive cosmetic surgery from the physician.

Hair salon challenges burn plaintiff's expert, leading to settlement of Allegheny Co. lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Jan 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- The plaintiff in a lawsuit claiming negligence causing bodily injury against a hair salon has agreed to settle outside of court following the defendant's filing a Motion to Dismiss.

City of McKeesport seeks judgment in lawsuit over student's slip and fall on ice

By Chandra Lye | Jan 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- A Motion for Summary Judgment has been filed by the City of McKeesport following an injury complaint where a 16-year-old high school student needed medical attention after a fall.

Water or peanuts? Ahead of trial, Texas Roadhouse questions customer's account of slip and fall

By Chandra Lye | Jan 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH — The Texas Roadhouse has filed a pre-trial statement in their defense in a lawsuit from a patron who claims she was injured after falling at one of their locations.

Philadelphia granted partial summary judgment in employment discrimination case

By Chandra Lye | Jan 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has partially granted and partially denied a motion for summary judgment in a race discrimination case against the City of Philadelphia.

Federal judge says employment discrimination case against Bucks County can proceed

By Chandra Lye | Jan 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss an employment discrimination case against the County of Bucks.

Fired woman loses pregnancy discrimination suit against Progressive Business Publications

By Chandra Lye | Jan 9, 2019

ALLENTOWN - A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted a motion for summary judgment in a discrimination case against Progressive Business Publications.

Moving company wants lawsuit over damage to Harley dismissed

By Chandra Lye | Dec 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH - Debo Moving and Mayflower Transit have filed a motion to dismiss claims against them by a customer who alleges their negligence caused him bodily harm and left him with damaged property.

Pennsylvania couple claim Hyundai was negligent in vehicle's manufacturing

By Chandra Lye | Dec 17, 2018

PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania couple have sued Hyundai Motors, claiming faulty manufacturing was the cause of the husband’s head injury during a car collision.

FirstEnergy files motion to dismiss security guard's lawsuit over alleged fall down staircase at Beaver Valley Nuclear

By Chandra Lye | Dec 17, 2018

PITTSBURGH - FirstEnergy Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a security guard who sued it and four other FirstEnergy entities over an alleged fall down stairs.

Federal government loses request to extend seal on a False Claims Act lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Nov 2, 2018

District court documents stated they found no good reason to continue to keep the documents private.

Court dismisses some Sherman Act claims brought against Teligent

By Chandra Lye | Oct 30, 2018

In support of their claims, plaintiffs noted there was a federal Department of Justice investigation into the pricing practices of generic drugs.

District court rules fired Petsmart employee must pursue arbitration

By Chandra Lye | Oct 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted a motion to dismiss and compel arbitration for Petsmart after a former employee accused the company of firing her due to pregnancy.

Evangelical Community Hospital seeks to dismiss Jehovah's Witness' discrimination lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Oct 26, 2018

A former employee claims she was passed over for raises, spoken down to and even physically threatened during her work at the hospital.

Federal judge denies Temple University's motion for judgment in $850K discrimination case

By Chandra Lye | Oct 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania district court has denied a motion from Temple University in an age discrimination lawsuit that features a six-figure verdict.

Student claims Kaplan University applied her e-signature to arbitration agreement

By Chandra Lye | Oct 24, 2018

HARRISBURG - A former online student of Kaplan University has filed an appeal against an order to arbitrate her dispute, claiming the school misused her e-signature.

Taxpayers say contract given by Philly School District costs $1.3M more than other option, want state court to hear case

By Chandra Lye | Oct 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania taxpayers have filed a request to send their lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia over a contract awarded to "a very well-connected bidder" back to state court.

Superior Court upholds finding that insurance companies violated consumer protection law

By Chandra Lye | Oct 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has rejected an appeal from insurance companies in a case that found they “deceitfully profited” in a business dealing.

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