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During the 2007 survey period, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit continued its recent trend of issuing many opinions-most unpublished-regarding employment discrimination. The court rendered eight published decisions concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VLI") and fifteen published opinions generally concerning employment discrimination. Unpublished opinions in this area continued to flourish, however, with at least forty-nine unpublished decisions regarding Title VII and fifty-seven unpublished employment discrimination opinions overall. Clearly, the case that received the most press coverage during the survey period was the United States Supreme Court's decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. , which clarified the statute of limitations in Title VII cases involving pay discrimination claims on the basis of gender. The Eleventh Circuit focused its attention on sexual harassment cases, issuing two significant opinions, which clarified the Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense for employers.