Employment Lawsuits

According to the ABA Journal, there is no recession in the land of employment law. In 2007, the median employment discrimination verdict rose 70 percent to $252,000 from 2006. Employers won only 38 percent of discrimination cases in 2007, prevailing most often in race discrimination cases (43 percent) and losing most frequently in sex discrimination cases (30 percent).

Of course, it is worth noting that this does not include the number of cases in which summary judgment is granted for the defendant, which changes the numbers a good bit.