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Mid-America BIPA Settlement

Vega v. Mid-America Taping & Reeling, Inc., No. 2019-CH-03776
Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois

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Learn How This Settlement Affects Your Rights and Get Answers to Your Questions About the Settlement

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Important Settlement Deadlines That Will Affect Your Rights

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BIPA prohibits private entities from capturing, obtaining, storing, transferring, and/or using biometric identifiers and/or biometric information, such as fingerprints, of an 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 allegedly collecting its workers’ biometric identifiers when they used Defendant’s timekeeping system in Illinois without first providing the required disclosures or obtaining the required consent. Defendant contests these claims and denies that it violated BIPA.

To resolve this matter without the expense, delay, and uncertainties of litigation, the Parties have reached a Settlement, which resolves all claims against Defendant and its affiliated entities. The Settlement requires Defendant to pay money to the Settlement Class, as well as pay the Settlement Administrator’s expenses, attorneys’ fees and costs to Class Counsel, and an Incentive Award to the Class Representative, if approved by the Court. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by Defendant and does not imply that there has been, or would be, any finding that Defendant violated the law.

You are a member of the Settlement Class if you scanned your finger using Defendant’s timekeeping system in Illinois at any time on or after October 23, 2013 without first providing written consent for the collection of your biometric data.

Your Options:

You May: Effect of Choosing the Option: Due Date:
ACCEPT THE SETTLEMENT To accept the Settlement and receive payment from the Settlement Fund, you do not have to do anything. If the Court approves the Settlement, the Settlement Administrator will automatically send a check to your last known mailing address.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF You may exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you do so, you will not receive any cash payment, but you will not release any claims you may have against the Released Parties and are free to pursue whatever legal rights you may have by pursuing your own lawsuit against the Released Parties at your own risk and expense. Detailed instructions on how to exclude yourself can be found in the Long Form Notice. November 18, 2022
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit your objection in writing to the Clerk of the Court. Detailed instructions on how to file an objection can be found in the Long Form Notice. November 18, 2022