Employers Far Outpacing Workers In Pretrial Wins

By Braden Campbell (August 21, 2019, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Employers in the Midwest and Southeast win summary judgment in federal employment lawsuits far more often than workers do, according to new regional data from Lex Machina.

Lex Machina found defendants in federal employment suits in the Southeast won their cases via summary judgment more than 1,500 times between 2016 and 2018 compared with just 60 such wins for plaintiffs, who in employment cases are generally workers. The firm tracked similar numbers in the Midwest, noting more than 800 summary judgment wins for defendants and just over 30 for plaintiffs over this period.

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