As a resource to California class action defense attorneys, 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 preceding week. This report covers March 7 – 13, 2008, during which time 54 new class action lawsuits were filed. It is a rare week in which labor law class action cases do not lead this list. During the past week, 29 new class actions were filed alleging employment-related claims (54% of the total number of new class action lawsuits). Only two other categories managed to break the 10% threshold for this class action report: federal antitrust class actions, with 7 new filings (13%), and California unfair competition law (UCL) class action cases,which includes class actions alleging false advertising claims, with six (6) new filings (11%).
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