Bias Cases Ebb As Plaintiffs Continue To Fare Poorly

Law360, New York (September 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Both federal district courts and federal appeals courts disfavor employment discrimination plaintiffs, leading to a sharp decline in the number of cases brought, a study released Thursday by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy has found.

The study, authored by Stewart J. Schwab and Kevin M. Clermont of the Cornell Law School, found that the number of federal employment discrimination cases fell from its peak of 23,722 in 1998 to 18,859 in 2005.

Just five years ago, employment discrimination cases were the largest single...
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