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Class actions vs Home Depot, Lowes reminder of reach, scope of IL biometrics law; Companies beware, attorney says
Any company in Illinois that captures anyone's likeness - even on video surveillance cameras - should be aware they could be the next target for a class action by plaintiffs' lawyers suing under Illinois' biometrics privacy law, a lawyer who specializes in cybersecurity and other related issues said.
Home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s have become the latest big companies to get swiped by class action lawsuits under Illinois’ biometrics privacy law, as a group of plaintiffs have sought to extend the reach of the law’s potentially big financial awards to those stores’ anti-theft surveillance systems.
Retailers can continue suit vs Home Depot on behalf of IL over alleged failure to pay tax on appliance installs
A state appeals panel has ruled that the owners of an appliance store may continue their lawsuit against Home Depot, on behalf of the state, over claims the chain did not collect sales tax it should’ve charged for appliance installations.
Facing a class action lawsuit claiming the retailer should be made to pay for selling lumber that doesn’t measure up to its listed dimensions, Home Depot has hammered back, arguing it should not be made to answer for simply selling its products using terms common within the home improvement and construction business.
Reinstatement of lawsuit vs Home Depot over woman's murder could open door to more employer liability
An appeals court's decision to reverse the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging The Home Depot and one of its flower suppliers should be held responsible the off-site murder of young woman by her male supervisor, could affect future employer liability cases.