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Yet Again Employment Law Class Actions Lead List Of New Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts

To assist 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 August 24 – August 30, 2007, during which time 38 new class action lawsuits were filed in these California state and federal courts. New labor law class action cases typically lead the list by a wide margin, and in that regard the new class action filings over the past week are not a surprise. New employment law class action cases again headed the list with 15 new lawsuits, representing 39% of the total number of new class actions filed. No other category came close. New class actions alleging violations of California’s unfair competition laws, which include false advertising claims, came in second with 5 new class action complaints (13%), with new antitrust class action lawsuits right behind with 4 new filings (11%).