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About Sarah James

Sarah James is an associate attorney at Carr Maloney P.C. She focuses her practice on complex commercial and civil litigation, including labor and employment law, real estate, and general liability.

Prior to joining Carr Maloney, Sarah was a judicial law clerk for the Rhode Island Trial Court and for the Honorable Howard P. Speicher, Associate Justice in the Massachusetts Land Court, where she conducted research and drafted written decisions on administrative appeals and civil bench trials. She was a volunteer attorney for the ACLU of Rhode Island where she represented clients on matters involving civil rights violations. Most recently, she was an associate attorney at a boutique law firm in D.C. representing clients in complex civil litigation matters in D.C. and Maryland Courts.

Sarah is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School. She was the Note Editor for the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law. Sarah’s note on neurodegenerative diseases resulting from traumatic brain injuries sustained while playing professional sports and its correlation with class action suits was published in 2016.

During law school, Sarah was a paralegal at a complex civil litigation firm focusing on real estate and land use litigation, corporate business litigation, and contract disputes.

Sarah graduated from Endicott College, with an undergraduate degree in Communication and was a member of the Communications National Honor Society.

The Supreme Court Narrows the TCPA’s Autodialer Provision: Facebook Can Text You

On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Facebook, Inc. v. Noah Duguid, No. 19-511, 2021 U.S. LEXIS 1742 (U.S. Apr. 1, 2021), siding with Facebook in narrowing the federal ban on unsolicited robocalls and robotexts.   The Court held that Facebook did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”) by sending security related text messages to the Plaintiff, Noah Duguid.  Duguid sued Facebook after receiving several text messages from Facebook alerting him that someone tried to access his Facebook account from an unknown browser, when he never had a […]

Robinhood – No Longer the Heroic Outlaw Who Steals from the Rich to Give to the Poor

On January 28, 2021, Brendon Nelson filed a four-count class action lawsuit in (the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) against Robinhood Financial, LLC, Robinhood Securities, LLC and Robinhood Markets, Inc., for Breach of Contract, Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Negligence, and Breach of Fiduciary Duty. This class action comes after a market frenzy fueled by traders who utilize Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum to discuss stocks, sent shares of GameStop soaring which caused losses (in the billion-dollar range) to hedge funds that were shorting the stocks.

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Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect $200: Privacy in a Digital Age.

On December 3, 2020, Maximilian Klein and Sarah Grabert filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging certain privacy practices in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.  The crux of Plaintiffs’ Class Action Complaint alleges that in exchange for providing services to Facebook’s users, Facebook collected user data, allowing advertisers to use it for targeted advertising to Facebook users.  More specifically, Plaintiffs allege that Facebook and its affiliated companies (Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus) used this data to target smaller companies and competitors to eliminate competition and […]