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

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Labor Law Class Action Filings Fall Below 50% Mark But Employment-Related Lawsuits Hold On To Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings 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 December 10 - 16, 2010, during which time 48 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. Twenty-three (23) of the new class actions filed involved employment-related claims, representing 48% 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 10 new filings, representing 21% of the total number of new class actions filed.

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

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New Labor Law Class Action Filings Again Rise Above 50% As Employment-Related Lawsuits Maintain Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings 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, 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 time frame. This report covers the time period from December 3 - 9, 2010, during which time 38 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. Of these, 20 class actions alleged employment-related claims, representing 53% 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 8 new filings, representing 21% of the total number of new class actions filed.

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

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Labor Law Class Action Filings Retain Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts Despite Remaining Below 50% Of Total Number Of New Class Actions Filed

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. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, this report covers the time period from November 19 - December 2, 2010, during which time 77 new class actions were filed in these California state and federal courts. Labor law class actions generally account for more than half of all new class actions filed in these California courts, but for a second straight week this proved not to be true. There were only 32 new class actions alleging employment-related claims, representing a relatively low 42% 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 16 new filings, representing 21% of the total number of new class actions filed, and class actions alleging violations of federal securities laws with 11 new filings, representing 14% of the total number of new class actions filed.