John E. Duvall

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Several interesting and noteworthy employment discrimination cases were on the docket of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit during the survey period, and one Supreme Court of the United States employment decision was announced during the period as well. The vast majority of the Eleventh Circuit's employment discrimination cases continue to be decided in unpublished opinions, most of which were per curiam opinions affirming grants of summary judgments to defendant employers. This year's Article is focused on reported decisions, commenting only on two unpublished decisions. In addition to the cases discussed in this Article, by the Author's rough count, another ninety-three employment-related appeals were decided by the Eleventh Circuit during the survey period. The vast majority of these unreported decisions involved various issues arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), while thirteen were Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) suits. A like number were brought pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Only seven of the unreported cases raised issues under section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1871, and again, a like number raised issues under section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1871.