When it comes to employment cases, judges are killing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by the Hon. Richard George Kopf, Hercules and the umpire Blog
After providing some background about rulings on employment cases, Judge Kopf reveals that:
[M]y summary judgment dismissal rate was higher than the aggregate rate for the Northern District of Georgia. That is, my dismissal rate was four points higher than the rate in the Northern District of Georgia (86% v. 82%). That caused me to write this: “The fact is that the law on summary judgment motions in employment cases favors the granting of summary judgment motions in a high percentage of the cases and, not surprisingly, that is what you see happening in the Northern District of Georgia and with ‘yours truly’ too.”
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[V]ince Powers, my friendly nemesis, advised me about a powerful article that Nancy Gertner has written on this subject. Gertner now teaches law at Harvard, and was for many years one of the most distinguished federal trial judges in the nation. She is also a really great person with a warm and funny sense of humor. Here is Nancy’s article. I urge you to read what she has written. It will make you think hard.
If you have trouble accessing the link to the Nancy Gertner’s article, you can find it here: http://tinyurl.com/olfpxdz. CCE
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