Recent News About Stephan Zouras LLP View More
- Hot Topics
Illinois biometrics law unconstitutional, unfairly excludes government, 'financial institutions,' Jewel-Osco parent argues
Saying the law sets up an instance of “do as I say, not as I do,” the parent company of Jewel-Osco has asked a judge to strike down an Illinois state privacy law that it says places most private employers at risk of huge judgments, while exempting the government, its contractors and financial institutions from the same potentially draconian provisions.
- Hot Topics
Federal judge nixes plaintiffs' bid to downplay damages, send BIPA class action back to Cook County court
A Chicago federal judge has ruled a putative class action suit by a former worker at a Cicero bakery, who alleged her employer breached biometric privacy law, should stay in federal court, as the judge took a dim view of an attempt by the plaintiffs to downplay their own potential damages demands in a bid to get the case kicked back to a Cook County courtroom.
Ceridian, Becton Dickinson targeted under new class actions for supplying fingerprint scanning ID tech to employers
Ceridian, one of the country’s largest human resources services vendors, and Becton Dickinson, one of the largest makers of medical technology, have become the latest big targets of class action lawsuits under an Illinois biometric information privacy law.
High rise manager Jones Lang LaSalle can't toss tenant's racketeering class action over 'union-only rule'
An ex-tenant in a Loop office building run by Jones Lang LaSalle has won the chance to continue its class action lawsuit against the property management company, accusing JLL of illegally conspiring with unions to run a racket forcing tenants to use union labor, rather than less expensive non-union contractors, for renovations and other work.
Northwestern Hospital says law doesn't support 'nonsensical' privacy suit over fingerprint scans to dispense meds
A group of Northwestern Memorial Hospital have sued the hospital for requiring workers to scan fingerprints when entering a secured area in which medication was stored. Northwestern Hospital and the vendors who supplied the technology for the entrance security system are asking a federal judge to dismiss the workers' lawsuit, because state biometric privacy law does not cover the healthcare field.
Worker time clock maker Kronos: 'Mega' class action attempt 'epitome of gamesmanship, disregard for fair process'
A company that provides the high-tech employee timekeeping devices used by many companies targeted in class action lawsuits under an Illinois privacy law has asked a Chicago federal judge to end a sprawling class action filed against it under the same law.
Appeals panel: Illinois shops can't arbitrate away workers' class actions over fingerprint timeclock scans
Illinois employers, facing an onslaught of class action lawsuits accusing them of violating a state biometrics privacy law by making their workers scan their fingerprints when beginning and ending work shifts, can’t sidestep those legal actions by claiming their employees agreed to handle their work-related disputes under arbitration.
A Chicago federal judge has granted Facebook's request to allow a federal appeals panel to weigh in on whether the judge had properly allowed a group of 450 Facebook employees to move forward with a class action accusing the company of shorting them overtime pay, as Facebook asserts a large number of those worker pay disputes are barred by arbitration agreements.
Biometric privacy class actions piling in; Newest actions target Roosevelt University, CSX, Hearthside, others
Class action lawsuits targeting employers and other businesses for allegedly violating an Illinois biometric privacy law continue to roll into Cook County’s courts, as trial lawyers continue to pile up the complaints in the wake of a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision giving the green light to such actions. Businesses hit with the suits include Roosevelt University; CSX; Hearthside Food Solutions; and Professional Freezing Solutions.
Employees have filed a class action lawsuit against nursing facility Plymouth Place, alleging their employer violated a state privacy law by making them scan their fingerprints when they punch in and out of work shifts.