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|Timeframe:||the underlying data for this analysis only encompasses the years 1979 through the present. Actual discrimination cases, however, date back another decade.|
|Manual Tabulation:||the underlying data for this analysis was manually tabulated. Therefore, there is risk that oversights & errors are present (eg., a 'Relinquished' outcome got mistakenly charted as a 'Dismissal').|
|Implicit Outcomes:||some of these case outcomes do not explicitly state that they’ve been settled. Instead, they just imply settlement. Therefore, they’ve been charted as ‘implicitly settled’.|
|Categorization:||TBD has grouped these outcomes into overarching categories. Some of these outcome categories have a variety of underlying reasons. For example, people withdraw their cases in order to:|
(a) enter arbitration;
(b) file in federal court;
(c) quell personal fears;
(d) restore their health; and/or
(e) several other reasons.
So, if you'd like more detail then please consult the underlying data (XML format w/XSLT).
|Data Spike:||there is a lot more data for the period |