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 July 11 – 17, 2008, during which time 43 new class action lawsuits were filed. Class actions involving employment-related claims almost always top this list. This proved true once again. Twenty-one (21) new labor law class actions were filed during the past week, representing 49% of the total number of new class action lawsuits filed during this reporting period. The only other category that satisfied the 10% threshold involved class action lawsuits alleging unfair business practice claims, which include false advertising claims, with 11 new filings (26%).
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