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Weekly Filings of Class Action Cases No Surprise – Defense Attorneys To Face More Employment Law Class Actions Than Any Other Category

As a service to California class action defense attorneys, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for class actions 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. Our hope is that the class action defense lawyer may better anticipate claims against which they must defend. This report covers the time period from July 21 – July 27, 2006. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant timeframe. Approximately 48 class action lawsuits were filed in these California state and federal courts during that time period, of which 16 involved employment law claims (33%) – again claiming the dubious honor of “first place.” Antitrust class action filings were a distant second with 6 new lawsuits (13%) four of which were nothing more than new filings against British Airways et al. Five (5) new class action lawsuits (10%) alleged violations of the Auto Sales Finance Act.