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About Kelly Cousoulis

Kelly Cousoulis is an associate attorney at Carr Maloney P.C. She focuses her practice on Employment and Labor Law, General Liability, Complex Litigation, and Professional Liability.

Prior to joining the firm, Kelly served as a law clerk to the Honorable William T. Newman, Jr., Chief Judge for the Arlington County Circuit Court, where she drafted numerous written opinions for the Chief Judge and managed the civil motions docket and criminal sentencing docket caseloads. Kelly prepared the Court for each day’s docket by reading and summarizing pleadings and motions, doing supplemental research, and providing recommendations for Judge Newman.

Kelly earned her law degree from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Kelly served as the Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason International Law Journal and her student note “21st Century Medicine Versus Anti-Vaccination Myths. Analyzing the World-Wide Resurrection of Measles and Why the United States Should End Religious and Philosophical Vaccination Exemptions” was published in 2021. Kelly served as a member of the Moot Court National Competition Team in 2021 and served as the First Year Competition Co-Chair.

While attending law school, Kelly interned at the Arlington County Courthouse serving all four Circuit Court Judges. Kelly also interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she worked in the Appellate Division.

Kelly graduated summa cum laude from the Catholic University of America with an undergraduate degree in Politics and a minor in Financial Management. Kelly also played on the varsity field hockey team where she served as a two-year captain.

U.S. District Court Denies Motion for Class Certification against Amazon But Leaves Door Open for A Second Bite at the Amazon Apple

On March 7, 2023, U.S. District Court Judge Chhabria of the Northern District of California denied a motion to certify a class of 7,000 Amazon employees seeking reimbursement for their home internet expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plaintiff David G. Williams, an Amazon employee, argued that Amazon violated the California Labor Code 2802 by failing to reimburse its employees’ internet expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Williams’ arguments focused on two main points: (1) Amazon’s “common policy” only allowed reimbursements for employees whose home internet expenses increased and (2) Amazon failed to reimburse the Class even […]

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Texas Pete’s Hot Sauce Accused of False Advertising in Class Action Lawsuit

On September 12, 2022, Plaintiff and California resident Phillip White, brought a class lawsuit on behalf of himself and other similarly situated plaintiffs against Defendant T.W. Garner Food Company in the United States District Court of Central District of California. The Complaint asserts that although T.W. Garner brands its hot sauce products under its Texas Pete brand name, there is “surprisingly nothing Texas about them.” Plaintiff alleges that unknown to consumers, Texas Pete’s hot sauces are standard Louisiana-style, made with ingredients sourced outside the state of Texas, at a factory in North Carolina. Even though the […]