Employment Law Class Action Lawsuits Again Dominate Claims Facing Class Action Defense Attorneys In California

Nov 12, 2006 | By: Michael J. Hassen

Class action defense lawyers continue to face a greater number of labor law class action filings in California than any other category. As frequent visitors know, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for class actions filed in California state and federal courts in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, San Mateo, Oakland/Alameda and Orange County areas. This report covers the time period from November 3 – November 9, with employment law class action cases retaining their firm grip on the top spot on the class action filings list. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant timeframe. Approximately 29 class action lawsuits were filed in these California state and federal courts during that time period, of which 10 (almost 35%) asserted labor law claims. Class action lawsuits alleging unfair competition, including unfair business practices and false advertising claims, again came in a second with 6 new class action filings (21%), with various Consumers Legal Remedies Act violations a close third with 5 new filings (17%). The only other group of class action claims that pass the 10% threshold involved 3 securities fraud filings (10%).

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