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Appeals panel: Federal law trumps state privacy law in class actions vs airlines over fingerprint scans

By Scott Holland | Jun 14, 2019

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed airlines shouldn’t face class action lawsuits concerning the use of employee fingerprint scans for biometric punch clocks

Southwest Airlines workers: Class action over fingerprint scans not subject to union deal interpretation

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 7, 2019

Lawyers for a group of Southwest Airlines employees have asked a federal appeals court to find a Chicago federal judge was wrong to toss their class action accusing the airline of violating their rights under a state’s biometrics privacy law, as the plaintiffs said their union contract doesn’t negate the airline’s alleged liability under the state law.

Patient claims Stryker Orthopaedics' prosthetic hip released cobalt into his body

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 28, 2019

A man is suing Stryker Orthopaedics, a medical technologies firm, citing alleged design defect and strict product liability.

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