Pendulum Swings On Variety Of Class Action Filings During Past Week With Only Labor Law Class Action Filings Meeting Reporting Threshold For New Class Action Lawsuits Filed In California State And Federal Courts

May 1, 2010 | By: Michael J. Hassen

As a resource for 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 April 23 – 29, 2010, during which time 52 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. New class actions alleging employment-related claims often account for more than half of the new class action filings in any particular week, though this not been true for the past several weeks. And last week we saw class action filings that covered a wide range of topics, with class actions covering four different categories meeting the 10% reporting threshold. But this past week only labor law class actions hit the 10% threshold, with 28 new filings, representing only 54% of the total number of new class actions filed.

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