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New Employment-Related Class Action Lawsuits Rise As Labor Law Class Action Filings Again Top List Of Weekly Class Action Cases Filed In California State And Federal Courts

As a resource for 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 preceding week. This report covers April 11 – 17, 2008, during which time 44 new class action lawsuits were filed. Labor law class actions generally top the list of new class action cases, often by a wide margin. During the time period covered by this post, 26 new class actions were filed alleging employment-related claims (59% of the total number of new class action lawsuits). No other category of class action lawsuits even managed to break the 10% threshold.