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Despite Large Drop In New Class Action Filings Labor Law Class Action Complaints Again Lead Weekly Class Action Filings

To aid class action defense attorneys anticipate the claims against which they will have to defend 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 July 13 – July 19, 2007, during which time 36 new class action cases were initiated in these California state and federal courts. New labor law class action filings dropped to thirteen (13) new cases, or 36% of the total number of new class action lawsuits filed during the week. Unfair competition law (UCL) class action cases, which include false advertising cases, came in second with 6 new class action lawsuits (17%), followed closely by 5 new ADA/public accommodation class action claims (14%) and 4 new class action alleging securities laws violations (11%).