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This page provides the answers to class members’ most frequently asked questions.

The information provided is in summary form and is not intended as a complete explanation of your rights. For full and complete information, you are directed to carefully review the Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement.

About The Settlement

What is this Lawsuit About?

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.

How do I know if I am eligible to participate in the lawsuit?

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.

What does the settlement provide?

Defendant has agreed to create a $120,900.00 Settlement Fund for the Class Members, which will be used to pay valid claims, settlement administration expenses, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, and a Class Representative incentive award. All Settlement Class Members are entitled to submit a Claim Form in order to receive a cash payment out of the Settlement Fund. If the Settlement is approved, each Settlement Class Member who submits a timely Claim Form that is deemed valid will be entitled to an equal payment paid out of the Settlement Fund. The exact amount of each Class Member’s payment is unknown at this time. The per-person payment to each valid claimant is estimated to be at least $750 but depends on unknown factors to be determined, including the total number of valid Claim Forms submitted.

When will I be paid?

The Parties cannot predict exactly when (or whether) the Court will give Final Approval of the Settlement, so please be patient. However, if the Court finally approves the Settlement, you will be paid as soon as possible after the court order becomes final, which should occur within approximately 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved. If there is an appeal of the Settlement, payment may be delayed.

When will the Court rule on the Settlement?

The Court has already given preliminary approval to the Settlement. A final hearing on the Settlement, called a Final Approval Hearing, will be held to determine the fairness of the Settlement. At the Final Approval Hearing, the Court will also consider whether to make final the certification of the Class for settlement purposes, hear any proper objections and arguments to the Settlement, as well as any requests for an award of attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses and a Class Representative Incentive Award that may be sought by Class Counsel. The Court will hold the Final Approval Hearing on December 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing date and time, and whether the hearing will be conducted remotely, is subject to change by the Court.

Who represents the class?

The Court has approved the following attorneys to represent the Settlement Class. They are called “Class Counsel.” You will not be charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer instead, you may hire one at your own expense.

Evan M. Meyers
Timothy P. Kingsbury
55 W. Wacker Dr., 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 312-893-7002

Kasif Khowaja
8 S. Michigan Ave., 26th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312-356-3200

James X. Bormes
8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312-201-0575