Posted On: February 19, 2011 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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California Supreme Court Ruling Prompts Surge In Song-Beverly Class Action Filings Dropping Labor Law Class Action Into A Distant Second Place Among Weekly Class Action Filings 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 time frame. This report covers the time period from February 11 - 17, 2011, during which time a remarkably high number of class actions (89) were filed in these courts. The California Supreme Court's recent Song-Beverly opinion precipitated the filing of 37 new class actions alleging violations of Song-Beverly, representing 42% of the total number of new class actions filed during this reporting period. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging labor law claims with 24 new class actions (27% of the total number of new class actions filed) and violations of California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 9 new filings (10% of the total number of new class actions filed).

Posted On: February 12, 2011 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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Labor Law Class Action Filings Remain Below 50% But Maintain Top Spot Among Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts

To assist California class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of cases against which they will have to defend, 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 February 4 - 10, 2011, during which time 65 new class actions were filed in these courts. Prior to this year, labor law class action routinely accounted for more than half of the new class actions filed each week, but this year that has not been true. During this reporting period, 29 new labor law class actions filed (45% 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 16 new filings (25% of the total number of new class actions filed).

Posted On: February 5, 2011 by Michael J. Hassen Email This Post

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

As a resource to 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 time frame. This report covers the time period from January 28 - February 3, 2011, during which time 54 new class actions were filed in these courts. Labor law class action files approached the 50% mark, accounting for 25 of the new labor law class actions filed (46% of the total number of new class actions filed). And yet again, 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 15 new filings (28% of the total number of new class actions filed).