An African-American attorney who was fired from the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office has lost her race discrimination suit against the city now that a federal judge has ruled that she had no evidence beyond her “personal assertions and beliefs” to support her claim that race played a role in the firing.

In his 21-page opinion in Pyles v. City of Philadelphia, Senior U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois found that plaintiff Pia M. Pyles was fired due to her refusal to adopt a senior attorney’s proposed revisions of a legal opinion.

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