Posted On: October 30, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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New Labor Law Class Action Filings Rise Above 50% As Employment-Related Class Actions Extend Hold On Top Spot Among Weekly Class Actions Filed In California State And Federal Courts

As a resource for 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 22 - 28, 2010, during which time 55 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. During this reporting period, 30 new labor law class actions were filed, representing 55% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other category to break the 10% threshold involved claims under California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 8 new filings, representing 15% of the total number of new class actions filed.

Posted On: October 23, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Number Of New Labor Law Class Action Filings Remain Below 50% But Employment-Related Class Actions Continue Hold On Top Spot Among Weekly Class Actions Filed In California State And Federal Courts

To assist class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of class actions 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 October 15 - 21, 2010, during which time 52 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. For this reporting period, only 24 new labor law class actions were filed, representing only 46% of the total number of new class actions filed -- well below the percentage frequently filed. And just like last week, the only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved claims under California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 10 new filings (representing 19% of the total number of new class actions filed), and class action alleging violations of federal securities laws,with 6 new class actions (representing 12% of the total number of new class actions filed).

Posted On: October 16, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Percentage Of Labor Law Class Action Filings Drop Below 50% But Employment-Related Class Actions Retain Top Spot Among Class Actions Filed In California State And Federal Courts

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 8 - 14, 2010, during which time only 37 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. The percentage of new labor law class actions has been down recently, and during this reporting period that percentage again came in well below 50% of the total number of new class actions filed in these courts. For this reporting period, only 14 new labor law class actions were filed, representing a mere 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 7 new filings (representing 19% of the total number of new class actions filed), and class action alleging violations of federal securities laws,with 5 new class actions (representing 14% of the total number of new class actions filed).

Posted On: October 9, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Weekly Labor Law Class Action Filings Rise Above 50% As Employment-Related Class Actions Retain Top Spot Among Class Actions Filed In California State And Federal Courts

To assist class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of claims against which they will have to defend in California courts, 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 1 - 7, 2010, during which time 60 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. While the percentage of new labor law class actions has been down recently, during this reporting period that percentage again rose above 50% of all new class actions filed in these courts. For this reporting period, 33 new labor law class actions were filed, representing 55% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other category to break the 10% threshold involved claims under California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 13 new filings (representing 22% of the total number of new class actions filed).

Posted On: October 2, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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New Labor Law Class Action Lawsuits Remain Below 50% But Employment-Related Class Actions Retain Top Spot Among Class Actions Filed In California State And Federal Courts

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 24 - 30, 2010, during which time 54 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 recently this has not proven to be true. For the last reporting period, only 12 new labor law class actions were filed, representing a relatively low 33% of the total number of new class actions filed; during this reporting period, only 22 new labor law class actions were filed, representing only 41% of the total number of new labor law class actions that were filed. And again, 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 6 new filings (representing 11% of the total number of new class actions filed).