: 40% of the FCHR
cases that enter DOAH
’s realm result in the defendant being declared the winner.
: 25% of these cases, though, result in the parties agreeing to a settlement.
: Another 21% of them result in the plaintiff obtaining some desired relief
• Evidenced by the 11% of cases in which the case was “implicitly settled”.
• Evidenced by the 11% of cases in which the plaintiff voluntarily withdrew.
• Evidenced by the 3% of cases in which the plaintiff won the case.
despite the FCHR
's obstructive nature, roughly 46% of FCHR-DOAH cases still end in the plaintiff getting some type of desired relief (victory, settlement, withdrawal, etc.).
Takeaway #2: DOAH
rules in favor of the defendant more often than it rules in favor of the plaintiff (at a 13:1 ratio).
These numbers can be further analyzed by:
(a) case type;
(b) charge (eg, age, col, etc.);
(c) determination impact; (ie, 'cause' vs 'no cause')
(d) legal representation; (ie, 'with attorney' vs 'without attorney')
(e) retaliation impact (ie, 'with' vs 'without' [retaliation]);
(f) year; and
(g) the plaintiff's demographics (eg, age, dis, etc.).