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Judge tosses privacy action vs locker concession Smarte Carte, says no harm from storing fingerprints

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 3, 2016, 3:10pm

Smarte Carte, one of America’s largest providers of rentable storage lockers at train stations, airports, amusement parks and other popular locations, has beaten back a privacy class action lawsuit, after a Chicago federal judge ruled the company didn’t violate a controversial Illinois biometric privacy law by storing, without explicit advanced consent, fingerprints used by patrons to open the lockers.

VW diesel emissions class actions transferred, centralized by MDL Panel in San Francisco federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 16, 2015, 1:04pm

The blizzard of litigation filed against Volkswagen in the wake of revelations the automaker allegedly installed devices on diesel cars to fool emissions testing equipment has been redirected to federal court in San Francisco. Across the country, more than 500 lawsuits - primarily class action complaints - have been lodged in federal district courts against Volkswagen. In the Northern District of Illinois, for instance, 19 such lawsuits have been filed against VW.

Legal actions vs. VW continue to mount over diesel deception allegations, now total more than 400 nationwide

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 8, 2015, 1:25pm

The class action lawsuits continue to pile up against Volkswagen over allegations it installed devices to fool government emissions testing equipment, both in Chicago’s courtrooms and in courts across the country. As of Oct. 8, more than 400 class actions have been filed in federal district courts in states throughout the U.S. against the automaker, and more continue to be added.