In order to assist California class action defense attorneys anticipate the new class action claims against which they will have to defend, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for new class action lawsuits 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. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant timeframe. This report covers the time period from July 27 – August 2, 2007, during which time 40 new class action cases were initiated in these California state and federal courts. Yet again, new employment class action cases topped the list with 14 new cases, or 35% of the total number of new class action lawsuits filed during the week. Unfair competition law (UCL) class action cases, which include false advertising cases, came in second with 7 new class action lawsuits (18%), followed by 5 new class action alleging antitrust violations (13%).
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