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Labor Law Class Action Lawsuits Dominate Weekly Class Action Filings 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 February 8 – 14, 2008, during which time 40 new class action lawsuits were filed. Labor law class actions generally top this list by a wide margin, and this yet again proved true with 21 new labor law class action filings (53% of the total number of new class action lawsuits). The only other category of class action complaints to break the 10% threshold were securities class actions with only four (4) new class action filings (10%).