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Public Accommodation/ADA Claims Regain First Place In California Class Action Filings

California class action defense attorneys once again confront more public accommodation lawsuits than employment law claims. In an effort to assist class action defense attorneys to anticipate 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 September 8 – September 14, 2006. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant timeframe. Approximately 47 class action lawsuits were filed in these California state and federal courts during that time period, of which 15 involved public accommodation/ADA claims (32%). The second place category consists of 14 new employment law class action filings (30%).