TRAC-Reports
Increase in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits Under the ADA
(30 May 2012) The latest month-by-month data from the federal courts shows that in April of this year there were 183 new lawsuits filed claiming employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the timely case-by-case case civil enforcement information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this count was 21.2% higher than the previous month when 151 cases of this kind were filed, and continues a long term rising trend: the volume of current ADA litigation is averaging 90 percent higher than five years ago.

Relative to its population, the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa) led the nation in terms of the rate at which such suits were filed, with over four times the average for the country. The Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) led the nation in the overall number, accounting for more than one of every three such lawsuits filed so far this fiscal year.

To read the full report, including a list of those districts in which lawsuits of this kind were filed with the greatest and lowest rates relative to population this fiscal year, go to:

http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/civil/282/
Each month, TRAC offers a report focused on one area of civil litigation in the U.S. district courts. In addition, subscribers to the TRACFed data service can generate custom reports by district, office, nature of suit or federal jurisdiction. To start, go to:
http://trac.syr.edu/interpreter?tab=civil
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