Employment Law Class Action Cases Again Lead California Weekly Filings
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. Employment law cases once again head up the list. This report covers the time period from July 28 – August 3, 2006. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant timeframe. Approximately 35 class action lawsuits were filed in these California state and federal courts during that time period, of which 10 involved employment law claims (29%). The second place category consists of five (5) new antitrust class action filings (14%), all of which involve the British Airways case. The third group consists of four (4) securities laws class actions (11%).