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More Than 60% Of New Class Action Cases Involve Employment-Related Claims In Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts

As a resource to defense attorneys who defend against class action claims 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 timeframe. This report covers the time period from June 22 – June 28, 2007, and during that time 34 new class action lawsuits were filed in these courts. Labor law class action lawsuits usually lead the list of new class action filings, often by a wide margin, but never before, during the period for which we have been providing these statistics, by as wide a margin as this past week. Out of these 34 new class action lawsuits, 21 involved employment-related claims, representing almost 62% of the total number of new class actions for the relevant time period. Unfair competition law (UCL) class action cases, which include false advertising cases, represented the only other category of class actions to break the 10% threshold, with six (6) new class action filings (18%).