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Labor Law Class Action Lawsuits Again Hold Top Spot In Weekly Class Action Filings In California State And Federal Courts With Public Accommodation/ADA Class Action Claims A Distant Second

Yet again California class action defense attorneys will face more new employment class action claims than any other category. In an effort to assist class action defense attorneys in anticipating the claims against which they may have to defend, we provide weekly, unofficial summaries of the legal categories for new class actions 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. Employment law cases routinely lead the list and usually do so by a wide margin. This past week was no exception. This report covers the time period from January 25 – January 31, 2007. We include only those categories that include 10% or more of the class action filings during the relevant timeframe. Approximately 39 class action lawsuits were filed in these California state and federal courts during that time period, of which 18 (46%) involved labor law claims. The only other category of cases to meet the 10% threshold was public accommodation/ADA class action lawsuits with 5 new cases (13%).