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Watkins v. Wachovia Corp., B199982

In a class action seeking seeking damages for unpaid overtime compensation, trial court's grant of summary judgment for defendant against co-plaintiff and denial of plaintiff's motion for class certification is affirmed where: 1) the release signed by co-plaintiff of all claims against defendant in exchange for enhanced benefits upon her termination is enforceable and defeats her claims; and 2) the voluntary settlement of plaintiff's claim against defendant deprives her of standing to represent the class.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/16/2009
  • Published 04/16/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Knapp, Peterson & Clarke and Stephen M. Harris, Glendale, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Reed Smith, Margaret M. Grignon, Michele J. Beilke and Zareh A. Jaltorossian, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents.
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