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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.