This page provides the answers to class members’ most frequently asked questions.

The information provided is in summary form and is not intended as a complete explanation of your rights. For full and complete information, you are directed to review carefully the Notice.

About The Settlement

What is this lawsuit about?

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., prohibits private companies from capturing, obtaining, storing, transferring, and/or using biometric identifiers and/or information without first providing such individual with certain written disclosures and obtaining written consent. This lawsuit alleges that Defendant violated BIPA by requiring its current and/or former employees to submit their finger scan for timekeeping purposes during the Class Period without first providing the requisite disclosures or obtaining the requisite consent. Defendant contests these claims, denies that it violated BIPA or any other law, and denies any and all liability.

Why is This a Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit in which an individual called a “Class Representative” brings a single lawsuit on behalf of other people who have similar claims. All of these people together are a “Class” or “Class Members.” Once a Class is certified, a class action Settlement finally approved by the Court resolves the issues for all Settlement Class Members, except for those who exclude themselves from the Settlement Class.

Why is There a Settlement?

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

Am I a Member of the Settlement Class?

You are a member of the Settlement Class, if, at any time between January 29, 2015 to January 29, 2020, you scanned your finger at a Wireless Vision location in Illinois, as further defined in the Settlement Agreement.

What Can I Get From the Proposed Settlement?

Each Class Member who submits a timely, valid Claim Form may receive up to $900.00 from the Settlement Fund, subject to a pro rata reduction depending on how many Class Members submit a valid Claim Form. To receive a cash payment from the fund, you must submit a Claim Form by August 22, 2022.

How Can I Exclude Myself?

To exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must mail a signed Exclusion to Class Counsel, postmarked by August 8, 2022. To exclude yourself, you must send a written request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrator at Wireless Vision BIPA Settlement, PO Box 2002, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002. In your request, you must provide your name and address, telephone number, the name and number of the Litigation, a statement that you wish to be excluded from the Settlement Class, and a signature.

If you do not exclude yourself, you will release any claims you may have.

How Can I File an Objection?

If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit your objection in writing to Cook County Circuit Clerk, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, Illinois, 60602. The objection must be received by the Court no later than August 8, 2022. You must also send a copy of your objection to the attorneys for all Parties to the lawsuit, including Class Counsel (addresses here), as well as the attorneys representing Defendant (Mary A. Smigielski and Michael J. Roman, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, 550 W. Adams, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60661), postmarked no later than August 8, 2022. Any objection to the proposed Settlement must include your (i) full name, address, and telephone number; (ii) the case name and number of this Litigation; (iii) the date range during which you were employed by a Defendant; (iv) all grounds for the objection, with factual and legal support for the stated objection, including any supporting materials; (v) the identification of any other objections you have filed, or have had filed on your behalf, in any other class action cases in the last four years; and (vi) your personal signature. If you hire an attorney in connection with making an objection, that attorney must also file with the Court a notice of appearance by the objection deadline of August 8, 2022. If you do hire your own attorney, you will be solely responsible for payment of any fees and expenses the attorney incurs on your behalf. If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you cannot file an objection.

When Will I be Paid?

The Parties cannot predict exactly when (or whether) the Court will give final approval to the Settlement, so please be patient. However, if the Court finally approves the Settlement, you will be paid as soon as possible after the court order becomes final, which should occur within approximately 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved. If there is an appeal of the Settlement, payment may be delayed. Updated information about the case can be obtained through Class Counsel using the contact information provided here.

When and Where Will the Court Rule on the Settlement?

The Court will hold the Final Approval Hearing on September 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 2402 of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and via Zoom (Meeting ID: 955 0046 1687; Password: 640378).

How can I get more information?

If you have any questions, you can call the Settlement Administrator at 1-855-647-2615 or Class Counsel at the numbers or email addresses listed here. In addition to all pleadings and documents filed in court may be reviewed or copied in the Office of the Clerk. Please do not call the Judge or the Clerk of the Court about this case. They will not be able to give you advice on your options.