Employment class actions filings dip

“This report covers the period from August 14 – 20, 2009, during which time 41 new class actions were filed. While labor law class actions often top this list by a wide margin, this reporting period saw considerable balance among three separate areas. During this reporting period, only 22 class actions alleging employment-related claims were filed, representing a comparatively low 54% of the total number of new class actions filed. Only two other categories met the 10% threshold: there were 8 new class actions alleging violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), which includes false advertising claims (20%), and 4 new class actions alleging violations of federal securities laws (10%).”

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