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Reladyne BIPA Settlement
Marzec v. Reladyne, LLC, No. 2018- CH-14101
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
Welcome to the Reladyne BIPA Settlement Page.
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., prohibits private companies from capturing, obtaining, storing, transferring, and/or using the biometric identifiers and/or information, such as fingerprints, of another individual for any purpose, including timekeeping, without first providing such individual with certain written disclosures and obtaining written consent. This lawsuit alleges that Defendant violated BIPA by requiring its workers within the state of Illinois to provide a scan of their finger or fingerprint for timekeeping purposes without first providing the required disclosures or obtaining the required consent. Defendant contests these claims and denies that it violated BIPA.
To resolve this matter without the expense, delay, and uncertainties of litigation, the Parties have reached a Settlement, which resolves all claims against Defendant and its affiliated entities. The Settlement requires Defendant to pay money to the Settlement Class, as well as pay settlement Administration Expenses, attorneys’ fees and costs to Class Counsel, and an Incentive Award to the Class Representative, if approved by the Court. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by Defendant and does not imply that there has been, or would be, any finding that Defendant violated the law.
You are a member of the Settlement Class if, at any time since November 10, 2013, you scanned your finger for timekeeping purposes while working for Reladyne, LLC in Illinois. If you are a member of the Settlement Class, then you may submit a claim for payment.
|You May:||Effect of Choosing the Option:||Due Date:|
|ACCEPT THE SETTLEMENT||To accept the Settlement, you must submit a Claim Form by November 30, 2022.||November 30, 2022|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||You may exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you do so, you will not receive any cash payment, but you will not release any claims you may have against the Released Parties and are free to pursue whatever legal rights you may have by pursuing your own lawsuit against the Released Parties at your own risk and expense. You may submit your Exclusion Request here.||November 9, 2022|
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT||If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit your objection in writing to the Clerk of the Court. Detailed instructions on how to file an objection can be found in the Notice.||November 9, 2022|
|DO NOTHING||If you do nothing, you will receive no money from the Settlement Fund, but you will still be bound by all orders and judgments of the Court. Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not be able to file or continue a lawsuit against Defendant or other Released Parties regarding any of the Released Claims. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive a payment from this Settlement.|