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Pitt disability lawsuit settled by mediator

Two Pitt students filed a federal civil complaint against the University Friday.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

A mediator resolved a disability lawsuit by a former Pitt employee against the University last month.

Editorial | Pennsylvania should persist in lawsuit of Purdue Pharma family

Purdue Pharma manufactures Oxycontin branded oxycodone.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 16, 2019

The state should continue pushing for the lawsuit, and refuse to sign the settlement.

Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

A lawsuit claims that Pennsylvania public school funding is unfair because it relies too heavily on local tax dollars and discriminates against underprivileged districts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 3, 2019

Where the state government has failed to solve the problem of inequity in education funding, this lawsuit could be a step towards a solution.

Editorial: Proposed YAF lawsuit against Pitt unnecessary, harmful

Ben Shapiro spoke at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 15, 2018

Pitt levied a $5,546 security fee against YAF for hosting Ben Shapiro — and YAF swiftly threatened to sue the university in response. But the lawsuit would be a completely unnecessary publicity stunt.

Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters sues Pitt

Jason Peters worked as Pitt’s assistant wrestling coach for 10 years and head wrestling coach for four years before he and three wrestlers were suspended in January 2017. Peters filed a lawsuit against Pitt in federal court Monday alleging a breach of contract and racial discrimination. (TPN file photo)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

June 6, 2018

Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Pittsburgh for racial discrimination and termination without just cause after he was fired last January. In the lawsuit, Peters claims Pitt violated his employment contract by firing him “without ‘just...

Stormy Daniels performs in Pittsburgh amid national controversy

Blush advertised Stormy Daniels as

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2018

Storms have been in Pittsburgh’s forecast ever since spring broke — but May 3 and 4 held a different kind of storm in Downtown’s forecast. The adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, performed two shows on both Wednesday and Thursday at Blush, a strip club on 9th...

Editorial: ACLU threatens Harris with strong First Amendment lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC -— Lyle Cracker of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses on Monday, August 22, 2005, a Supreme Court ruling to reject medical use of marijuana. (KRT STAND ALONE PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK KENNEDY/KRT)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 16, 2017

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris somehow manages to regularly get herself into the petty types of quarrels that make Buzzfeed headlines — in April last year, she made local headlines when she got into a verbal altercation with a bicyclist. She took up bike lanes as a major aspect of ...

Law student sues Pitt, claiming Title IX complaint was mistreated

A former Pitt Law student sued the University for allegedly mishandling a Title IX complaint. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

November 13, 2017

  A former Pitt law student has sued the University, claiming Pitt employees mistreated her when they responded to a Title IX complaint she filed. Hannah Rullo filed a lawsuit Oct. 25 in the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh against the University of Pittsburgh saying she was subjected to gende...

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