Ryles v. Palace Hotel, No. C 04-5326 SBA, 2006 WL 3093678 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 27, 2006)
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Denying employer's motion to enforce a mediated employment discrimination settlement, where totality of the evidence established a coercive atmosphere around the execution of the settlement, including specifically that plaintiff was advised by her own attorney that "she would have to pay $10,000 and would lose her home if she did not settle the case" and that she would not get a fair trial because the court is unsympathetic to employment plaintiffs.