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. This report covers the time period from August 3 – August 9, 2007. During that time period, 35 new class action cases were initiated in these California state and federal courts. Generally, class action cases alleging employment law violations top the list, often by a wide margin. This past week, however, there was a significant drop in the number of labor law class action filings. New class actions alleging violations of California’s unfair competition law (UCL) tied new labor law class action lawsuits, with nine (9) new cases each (26%). No other category cracked the 10% threshold of new class action cases.