Posted On: September 25, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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After Week Of Unusually High Class Action Filings, New Filings Drop But Labor Law Class Action Continue To Top List Of Types Of New Class Actions Filed In California State And Federal Courts

To assist class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of cases against which they will have to defend in California, 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 September 17 - 23, 2010, during which time an unusually low number of new class actions -- only 36 -- were filed in these California state and federal courts. Labor law class actions generally top this list, often account for more than half of all new class actions filed in these courts. This past week, however, only 12 new labor law class actions were filed, representing a relatively low 33% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved claims under California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 7 new filings (representing 19% of the total number of new class actions filed), and alleged violations of federal securities laws, with 6 new filings (representing 17% of the total number of new class actions filed).

Posted On: September 18, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Surge In Labor Law Class Action In California State And Federal Courts During Past Week As Employment-Related Class Actions Dominate New Class Action Filings

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 September 10 - 16, 2010, during which time an unusually high number of new class actions -- 64 -- were filed in these California state and federal courts. While labor law class actions often account for more than half of all new class actions filed in these courts, this has not been true of late. This past week, however, labor law class action filings returned with a vengeance. During this reporting period, 42 new labor law class actions were filed, representing a remarkable 66% of the total number of new class actions filed. No other category managed to break the 10% threshold this past week.

Posted On: September 11, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Labor Law Class Action Filings Remain Below 50% Of New Class Action Filed In California State And Federal Courts During Past Week But Again Claim Top Spot Among New Class Actions

To assist class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of cases against which they will have to defend in California, 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 September 3 - 9, 2010, during which time 42 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. Labor law class actions often account for more than half of all new class actions filed in these courts, but during this past week only 16 new labor law class actions were filed, representing a remarkably low 38% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved claims under California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 8 new filings (representing 19% of the total number of new class actions filed), and alleged violations of federal securities laws, with 5 new filings (representing 12% of the total number of new class actions filed).

Posted On: September 4, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Employment-Related Class Action Filings Fall Below 50% Of New Class Action Filed In California State And Federal Courts During Past Week But Still Hold Top Spot

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 August 27 - September 2, 2010, during which time 53 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. Labor law class actions generally take the top spot as they often account for more than half of all new class actions filed in these courts. But during this past week, only 21 new labor law class actions were filed, representing a comparatively low 40% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved claims under California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 14 new filings (representing 26% of the total number of new class actions filed), and alleged violations of federal securities laws, with 8 new filings (representing 15% of the total number of new class actions filed).