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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 time frame. This report covers the time period from April 1 – 7, 2011, during which time 65 new class actions were filed in these courts. In past years, class actions involvement employment-related claims often accounted for more than half of the total number of new class actions filed in California state and federal courts each week, but this level has not yet been realized this year. However, the numbers are getting closer. During this reporting period, 32 new labor law class actions filed, representing 49% 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 9 new filings (14% of the total number of new class actions filed).

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To assist class action defense attorneys anticipate the types of lawsuits 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 March 25 – 31, 2011, during which time 77 new class actions were filed in these courts. The California Supreme Court decision dramatically expanding the apparent reach of the Song-Beverly Act is the cause of the abnormally high number of class actions filed these past few weeks. During this reporting period, 27 new labor law class actions filed, representing a relatively low 35% of the total number of new class actions filed, but good enough to retain the top spot among weekly class action filings. Three other categories managed to break the 10% threshold: class actions alleging violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 13 new filings (17% of the total number of new class actions filed), class actions alleging Song-Beverly Act violations with 11 new filings (14% of the total number of new class actions filed), and class actions alleging violations of federal securities laws with 8 new filings (10% of the total number of new class actions filed).

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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 March 18 – 24, 2011, during which time 67 new class actions were filed in these courts. Normally, labor law class actions account for more than half of the new class actions filed each week, but during the past several weeks Song-Beverly Act lawsuits have predominated the class action landscape. Apparently, plaintiffs’ counsel have run out of companies to sue, as Song-Beverly Act claims dropped dramatically. During this reporting period, 26 new labor law class actions filed, representing a relatively low 39% of the total number of new class actions filed, but good enough to claim the top spot among weekly class action filings. 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 10 new filings (15% of the total number of new class actions filed), and class actions alleging Song-Beverly Act violations with 8 new filings (12% of the total number of new class actions filed).

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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 time frame. This report covers the time period from March 11 – 17, 2011, during which time 81 class actions were filed in these courts. The effect of the California Supreme Court’s Song-Beverly opinion continues to be felt, as it precipitated the filing of another 21 new class actions alleging violations of Song-Beverly — well below the 43 Song-Beverly class actions filed during the last reporting period, but representing 26% of the total number of new class actions filed during this reporting period and good enough to hold onto the top spot among class actions filed during the past week. The only other categories to break the 10% threshold involved class actions alleging labor law claims, which came in a close second with 18 new class actions (22% of the total number of new class actions filed) and violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 14 new filings (17% of the total number of new class actions filed).

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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 time frame. This report covers the time period from March 4 – 10, 2011, during which time a record 98 class actions were filed in these courts. The California Supreme Court’s recent Song-Beverly opinion continues to fuel the filing of lawsuits, and this past week a stunning 43 new class actions were filed alleging violations of Song-Beverly, representing 44% 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 21 new class actions (21% of the total number of new class actions filed) and violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 17 new filings (17% of the total number of new class actions filed).

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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 time frame. This report covers the time period from February 25 – March 3, 2011, during which time a remarkably high number of class actions (74) were filed in these courts. The California Supreme Court’s recent Song-Beverly opinion precipitated the filing of 27 new class actions alleging violations of Song-Beverly, representing 36% 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 21 new class actions (28% of the total number of new class actions filed) and violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims, with 8 new filings (11% of the total number of new class actions filed).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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 time frame. This report covers the time period from January 21 – 27, 2011, during which time a relatively high number of new class actions were filed — 64. Over the past few years, labor law class actions have often accounted for more than half of the new class actions filed during any particular week. But in 2011, this has not yet proved to be true. In fact, during the two reporting periods this year, only 38% and 39%, respectively of the new class actions filed involved employment-related claims. This reporting period, only 26 new labor law class actions were filed, representing only 41% 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 20 new filings, representing 31% of the total number of new class actions filed.