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 June 6 – 12, 2008, during which time 51 new class action lawsuits were filed. Employment related class action lawsuits generally top the list of new class action cases by a wide margin. Indeed, the author cannot recall the last time any category toppedDuring the time period covered by this post, however, class action complaints alleging unfair business practices, including false advertising claims, actually topped the list. Twenty (20) new class actions were filed this reporting period, accounting for 39% of the total number of new class actions filed during the period. The only category of class actions to break the 10% threshold alleged, of course, employment-related claims; 19 new labor law class action cases were filed, representing 37% of the total number of new class actions filed.
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