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Preventing Litigation by William Inmon, Nelson Brestoff

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Chapter 22

Employment Discrimination

Instead of product liability, suppose the category of previous lawsuits of a certain type is the category of employment discrimination. Do we have enough data to create either associative taxonomies or NLP training sets for them? Yes. In the following data, we can see that there were 14,834 cases in Nature of Suit (NOS) code 442 in 2011, 14,307 cases in 2012, and 12,346 cases in 2013.

But the high water mark for these cases was further back in time. Here’s the longer view:

NOS Code 442

Civil Rights—Employment

No. of Cases Filed Between January 01 and December 31 in Each Year

2000

20,116

2001

20,113

2002

20,172

2003

19,537

2004

18,818

2005

15,527

2006

13,555

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