Chandra Lye News

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.

Superior Court upholds venue decision in med-mal case over childbirth gone wrong

By Chandra Lye | Sep 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has sided with a trial court over a question of venue in a medical negligence case.

Pennsylvania Superior Court vacates trial court decision in case of missing stop sign

By Chandra Lye | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated a lower court’s decision for summary judgment for a construction company in the case of a car collision due to a missing stop sign.

Inmate's case thrown out after he allegedly threatens harm to witnesses, Philadelphia judge

By Chandra Lye | Sep 20, 2018

An inmate has had his case tossed out after he allegedly sent a letter saying he intended to harm the witnesses for the defense.

Pennsylvania court remands case against Pottsgrove School District to hearing official

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The school district was sued by the mother of a former student who has autism, claiming the district denied the student a free appropriate public education.

Black female athletes to pursue lawsuit claiming Philadelphia school failed to provide equal opportunities

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania has partially granted a motion to dismiss claim brought against the School Reform Commission and the School District of Philadelphia where two former students have made accusations of sex and race discrimination.

Innovel Solutions fights defamation lawsuit from former employee accused of stealing microwave

By Chandra Lye | Jul 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A company accused by a former employee of defamation has requested the case be dismissed or resolved via arbitration and that it be moved to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County.

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