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California Defense Attorneys Face Slew Of New Public Accommodation/ADA Class Action Cases

To aid California class action defense attorneys in anticipating claims against which they may have to defend, 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. Thus far, employment law cases have led the list each week since we began making these reports. This week, however, class action complaints involving public accommodation/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases lead the list. This report covers the time period from August 11 – August 17, 2006. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant timeframe. Approximately 39 class action lawsuits were filed in these California state and federal courts during that time period, of which 19 involved public accommodation/ADA claims (49%). The second place category consists of eight (8) new employment law class action filings (21%).