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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46101 Magistrate Judge Gorenstein PRO SE plaintiff brought an action pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), alleging that her former employer discriminated against her on the basis of her age when it fired her in September 2002. Defendant employer moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim on the ground that in December 2002 plaintiff entered into an agreement releasing any age discrimination claims. The court entered summary judgment for defendant, finding that the evidence reflects that plaintiff knowingly and voluntarily waived all claims against defendant under the ADEA. The court noted that plaintiff executed the release in exchange for consideration, specifically a lump-sum payment of $2,115 minus taxes and other withholding amounts. The court added that plaintiff was represented by an attorney throughout the period when the terms of the release were being negotiated and through her decision to sign the final agreement in December 2002.

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