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Labor Law Class Action Filings Decline But New Employment Law Class Actions Still Hold Top Spot Among New Class Action Lawsuits Filed In California State And Federal Courts This Past Week

As a resource to California class action defense attorneys, 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. During the time period covered by this report (October 26 – November 1, 2007), there were 45 new class action lawsuits filed in these California state and federal courts, and once again new labor law class action lawsuits easily headed the list with 17 new class action complaints alleging employment law claims, or 38% of the new class action filings for the week. Only two other categories managed to break the 10% threshold for this weekly class action report; there were eight (8) new unfair competition law claims, which include false advertising claims (18%), and there were five (5) new securities fraud class action lawsuits (11%).