New Class Action Lawsuits Alleging Employment-Related Claims Maintain Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Lawsuits Filed In California State And Federal Courts

Oct 17, 2009 | By: Michael J. Hassen

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 relevant timeframe. This report covers the time period from October 9 – 15, 2009, and just like the prior reporting period, 51 new class action cases were filed in these California state and federal courts. Also just like the last reporting period, 27 of the new class action lawsuits involved labor law claims (53% of the total number of new class actions filed). And in a marked coincidence, the only other category to break the 10% threshold again involved class actions alleging violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 9 new class action lawsuits (18% of the new class actions filed during the reporting period).

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