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

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE CLASS ACTION DEFENSE BLOG

The author of the Class Action Defense Blog wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted On: November 20, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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New Labor Law Class Action Filings Fall Below 50% But Category Continues To Top Weekly List 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 November 12 - 18, 2010, during which time 59 new class actions 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 California courts, this was not true during this reporting period. There were only 26 new class actions alleging employment-related claims, representing 44% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other category to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 9 new filings, representing 15% of the total number of new class actions filed.

Posted On: November 13, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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New Labor Law Class Actions Top List Of Class Action Filings In Slow Week Of New Class Actions Filed In California State And Federal Courts

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 November 5 - 11, 2010, during which time only 39 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 California courts, as was the case during this reporting period. There were 20 new labor law class actions, representing 51% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 7 new filings, representing 18% of the total number of new class actions filed, and class actions against financial institutions challenging foreclosure proceedings, with 4 new filings, representing 10% of the total number of new class actions filed.

Posted On: November 6, 2010 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Dramatic Drop In Labor Law Class Action Filings Gives Unfair Competition Law (UCL) Class Actions Top Spot Among Weekly 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 October 29 - November 4, 2010, during which time 49 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. As a general rule, labor law class actions top the list of new class action filings, frequently accounting for more than half of all new class actions filed in these California courts. But during this reporting period, the number of new labor law class actions dropped dramatically, with only 13 new cases filed, representing a paltry 27% of the total number of new class actions filed. The top spot this reporting period went to class actions that alleged violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 17 new filings, representing 35% of the total number of new class actions filed. The only other category to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging violations of federal securities laws, with 8 new filings, representing 16% of the total number of new class actions filed.