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 13 – 19, 2008, during which time 38 new class action lawsuits were filed. Employment related class action lawsuits generally top the list of new class action cases, often by a wide margin. Last week, however, unfair business practice class actions topped the list. But this variance was short-lived: employment-related class actions lawsuits regained the top spot this week. During the time period covered by this post, 17 new class actions were filed alleging various labor law violations (45% of the total number of new class action lawsuits during the past week). Only one other category met the 10% threshold — class action lawsuits alleging unfair business practice claims, which include false advertising claims, with five (5) new class actions (13%).
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