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2014-06-11 12:29:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chairman Gerald S. Robinson today announced the appointment of Dr. Radheshyam M. Agrawal, MD, to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. "Dr. Agrawal brings fresh perspective and decades of dedicated public service to our work enforcing non-discrimination laws and promoting equal opportunity," Robinson said. "It is crucial in this work that we listen to voices from across the state and from diverse professional, cultural...

2014-04-07 16:26:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of April as National Fair Housing Month, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is teaming up with Bike & Build to educate Pennsylvanians on the importance of fair and affordable housing. "Where you live matters," PHRC Executive Director JoAnn Edwards said. "It affects your economic and educational opportunities, as well as your health and your quality of life. "We are joining Bike & Build as they...

2011-06-29 15:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has ordered the Kingsessing Recreation Center Advisory Council of Philadelphia to cease discriminating based on race and to reimburse Anne Coyle of Mt. Gretna, Lebanon County, $380 for travel expenses related to the investigation. The order took effect June 28. Coyle, formerly of Philadelphia, filed a complaint alleging racial discrimination after the council refused to allow her to...

2010-09-30 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission ordered Canal Side Care Manor, in Walnutport, Northampton County, and owner Lakshmi Kademani, to pay more than $63,250 in compensatory damages and civil penalties for illegally denying equal housing opportunity to a resident because she was HIV-positive. The order took effect Tuesday, Sept. 28. An individual, identified only as G.D. in order to protect her privacy, filed a complaint alleging...

2010-01-26 10:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission issued an order today dismissing a racial discrimination complaint filed by Dana Garner of Deptford, New Jersey, against his former employer, Comcast of Willow Grove Inc., located in Montgomery County. Garner filed a complaint alleging that the company had discharged him because of his race, African-American. After a public hearing on the matter, the commission found that Garner had not produced...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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