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Copy-Cat Class Actions Meet Copy-Cat Legislation: Illinois' BIPA Spurs New Biometric Privacy Legislation Across The Nation
While most employers are likely familiar with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, they should know that Illinois is not the only state with a biometric privacy law and many other states are not far behind from joining that group.
United States
17 Jul 2019
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Biometric Privacy Class Actions By The Numbers: Analyzing Illinois' Hottest Class Action Trend
Despite the BIPA being enacted in 2008, the first class action under this law was not filed until 2015.
United States
4 Jul 2019
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The Risk Of Using Fingerprints: Illinois Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Interpreting The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
In its first ever ruling concerning the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA"), Illinois Supreme Court held that a person need not have sustained actual damage.
United States
17 Apr 2019
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Newly Proposed Legislation To Restrict Biometric Privacy Class Actions In Illinois
Seyfarth Synopsis: Although the Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags may have upped the ante for employers facing litigation under the Illinois Biometric Information
United States
11 Apr 2019
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Clarity On The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, The Supreme Court Weighs In
Following an opinion by the Illinois Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit will discuss the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act issue — whether the Act requires class plaintiffs to show that they suffered actual harm in order to seek statutory damages and injunctive relief.
United States
6 Feb 2019
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Illinois Supreme Court Opens Floodgates For Damages In Class Actions Alleging Violations Of The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA")
The Illinois Supreme Court has held that a person need not have sustained actual damage beyond technical violations of BIPA, in order to pursue claims for damages.
United States
31 Jan 2019
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Illinois Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Interpreting The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
The Illinois Supreme Court held in its first ever ruling concerning the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA") that a person need not have sustained actual damage beyond technical violations of BIPA in order to pursue claims for damages.
United States
30 Jan 2019
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California Federal District Court Does Not ‘Like' Facebook's Standing Argument In Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Case
Seyfarth Synopsis: In light of the uncertainties surrounding lawsuits alleging violations of the Illinois Information Biometric Privacy Act ("BIPA"), the Northern District of California has taken a firm...
United States
4 Apr 2018
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Illinois' BIPA Statute – Finally Some Good News For Employers
As the number of class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Illinois Information Biometric Privacy Act ("BIPA") has exploded in the last six months ...
United States
4 Jan 2018
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Illinois Appellate Court Turns The Tide In Favor Of Employers In Class Actions Brought Under The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act Alleging Mere Technical Violations
As the number of class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Illinois Information Biometric Privacy Act ("BIPA") has exploded in the last six months, defendants have been eagerly awaiting guidance ...
United States
27 Dec 2017
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The Second Circuit Weighs In On Tidal Wave Of Class Actions Under The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act
As biometric technology has become more advanced and affordable, more companies and employers have begun implementing procedures and systems that rely on biometric data.
United States
30 Nov 2017
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Employers Face Increased Risk Of FMLA Class Actions As Court Holds That FMLA Claims Are Appropriate For Class Certification Under Rule 23
recent decision has added to the chorus of courts recognizing that FMLA class actions must be pursued under Rule 23 and are often appropriate for class certification.
United States
17 May 2017
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Plaintiffs Counsel Garner $15 Million Attorneys Fee Award For Largest TCPA Settlement In History
In what is being billed as the "largest and strongest TCPA settlement in history," Judge Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently granted Plaintiffs' counsel a minimum of $15.26 million in attorneys' fees.
United States
26 Apr 2017
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D.C. Court Certifies Three Classes In Race Discrimination Class Action Involving Criminal Background Policy
In a class action alleging that the criminal background policy of Washington D.C.'s local transit authority had a disparate impact on African-Americans, a federal district court recently certified three classes...
United States
19 Apr 2017
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Employer Defeats Novel TCPA Class Action
The ruling ought to be required reading for corporate counsel in order to understand this emerging risk and to craft strategies to protect companies against such claims.
United States
10 Apr 2017
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