Rise Seen in Education Civil Rights Lawsuits
(30 Jun 2015) The latest available data from the federal courts show that during May 2015 the government reported 49 new federal district court cases that were classified under the category of education civil rights. This brings to 337 the total number of such lawsuits filed during the first eight months of fiscal year 2015.

If filings continue at the same pace during the remainder of the year, the total could exceed 500 cases -- the largest number of such cases since the beginning of FY 2012 when courts began tracking this category with a distinct nature of suit code.

Thus far during FY 2015, the Southern District of New York (Manhattan) leads the nation with 38 such lawsuits. The Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) with a total of 24 has the second largest number, closely followed by New Jersey with 23.

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