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Employment Class Action Lawsuits Again Top List Of New Class Action Cases Filed In California State And Federal Courts

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 preceding week. This report covers June 27 – July 2, 2008, during which time 39 new class action lawsuits were filed. Class action lawsuits alleging employment-related claims generally top the list, and this was once again the case. This past week, 21 new labor law class actions lawsuits were filed, representing 54% of the total number of new class action lawsuits. The only other categories that met the 10% threshold involved federal antitrust class actions and class action lawsuits alleging unfair business practice claims, which include false advertising claims, each with four (4) new filings (10%).