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Dance School allegedly loses thousands of dollars after dance instructor violates contract.


Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance Files Lawsuit against Former Dance Instructor

Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance helps students of all ages and instructors become the best dancers that they can be. In 2014, the school of dance hired Meagan as a part time instructor. Upon accepting the position, Meagan signed an employment agreement with non-compete and non-solicitation obligations, which included that Meagan would not teach dance within a 25 mile radius of the school for three years at the end of her employment.

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As an instructor, Meagan was an integral part of the school, helping to develop the nurturing environment of the dance community. She became familiar and friendly with many of the clients of Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance. In 2017, after Meagan left her position with the school of dance, she allegedly solicited fourteen students of her former employer. This is a blatant violation of the employment agreement that she had signed.

The loss of Meagan as well as the solicited students caused Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance to lose $61,634 per year, not counting future revenue after the employment agreement ends in 2020. Meanwhile, Meagan accepted a position teaching at Legend Athletics, which is 8.5 miles away from Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance. This also breaks the employment agreement between Meagan and the school of dance. KM&A strives to uphold the law and challenges people like Meagan who violate employment contracts.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 3699 of 2017

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For more information about this case, contact Attorney Christi Wallace at 412-626-5575 or at

NOTICE: All information contained in this statement comes from the Complaint which has been filed as a public record with the court. As dedicated civil rights attorneys, we strongly believe in the public value of telling our clients’ stories: violators can be held accountable, and other silent victims can feel empowered to stand up for their legal rights. Although we make every attempt to verify our clients’ claims, note that the defendant is expected to oppose our client’s position, and the court has not ruled one way or the other as of the date of this statement.

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