Discrimination suit against Pa. law firm settled

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A lawsuit that accused Pittsburgh's second-largest law firm of discriminating against women has been settled.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports a dismissal notice was filed in federal court Thursday, ending the case brought by attorney JoEllen Lyons Dillon.

Dillon alleged in a December lawsuit that women at Reed Smith are paid less than men and that females are pressured to have sex with male superiors to get work.

She also said her pay was nearly halved during maternity leave, and that she was asked if she was "done having babies" when she inquired about a promotion.

Dillon's lawyer, Sam Cordes, would say only that "the matter is resolved to our mutual satisfaction."

Reed Smith declined comment. Dillon no longer works there.

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