Labor and employment and consumer fraud matters remain the two most common types of class actions. Together, they have driven the bulk of class action spending over the last five years. The 2019 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey reports that labor and employment class actions accounted for 28.7% of matters and 26.1% of spending (up 4% from 2017), and consumer fraud class actions accounted for 24% of matters and 23.6% of spending (an increase of nearly 6%). Product liability class actions were third, accounting for 12.5% of matters and 12.6% of spending.
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