By Jennifer A. Riley, Alex W. Karasik and Tyler Z. Zmick

Seyfarth Synopsis:  In Sosa v. Onfido, Inc., No. 20-CV-4247, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74672 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 25, 2022), the Court issued the latest plaintiff-friendly decision under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), putting businesses and employers on notice that the statute can apply to photographs
Continue Reading Picture This: Illinois Federal Court Holds That BIPA Applies To Photographs

By Jennifer Riley, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Tyler Zmick, Alex Karasik, Sarah Bauman, and Greg Tsonis

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park, LLC, et al., 2022 IL 126511 (Feb. 3, 2022), holding that claims for statutory damages against an employer under the Illinois Biometric Information
Continue Reading Illinois Supreme Court Holds Workers’ Compensation Act Does Not Bar BIPA Claims

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth’s 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report analyzes 1,607 rulings and is our most comprehensive Report ever at over 840 pages.

Click here to access the microsite featuring all the Report highlights. You can read about the five major trends of the past year, order your copy of the eBook, and download
Continue Reading It Is Here – Seyfarth’s 2022 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report 

By Jennifer A. Riley and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth SynopsisThis week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Cothron v. White Castle Sys., No. 20-3202, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 37593 (7th Cir. Dec. 20, 2021), on whether claims asserted under Sections 15(b) and 15(d) of the Illinois Biometric Information Protection
Continue Reading Seventh Circuit Sends BIPA Claim Accrual Question To Illinois Supreme Court

Explosion, Fire, Forest, NatureBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

 Seyfarth Synopsis: On an annual basis the American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) publishes its “Judicial Hellholes Report.” The Report focuses on litigation issues in state court systems and challenges for corporate defendants in the fair and unbiased administration of justice. The ATRA recently published its 2021-2022 Report and California is identified as the most disadvantageous
Continue Reading The 2021-2022 Judicial Hellholes Report On The Worst Jurisdictions For Defendants

We are pleased to present our latest vlog featuring Jennifer Riley and Alex Karasik, members of Seyfarth’s Biometric Privacy Class Action Team, with their thoughts, analysis, and practical guidance on workplace privacy laws and regulations affecting employers in Illinois, New York City, California, and elsewhere in the United States. Join our panel of experts for a discussion on BIPA
Continue Reading Video Blog: Introduction And Overview Of Biometric Privacy Laws

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Thomas Ahlering, Alex Karasik, and Sarah Bauman

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 20, 2021, the Seventh Circuit ruled in Fernandez v. Kerry, Inc., No. 21-1067 (7th Cir. Sept. 20, 2021), that a cause of action filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by employees of Kerry, Inc., was preempted by

Continue Reading Seventh Circuit Tosses BIPA Class Action On Federal Labor Law Preemption Grounds  

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Thomas E. Ahlering, Alex W. Karasik, and Sarah Bauman

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 17, 2021, the Illinois Appellate Court issued its highly-anticipated decision in Tims v. Black Horse Carriers, Inc., 2021 IL App (1st) 200563 (1st Dist. Sept. 17, 2021), on whether a one-year or five-year statute of limitations period applies
Continue Reading The Illinois Appellate Court Issues Key Ruling On Statute Of Limitations In BIPA Class Actions

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.Thomas E. Ahlering and Andrew R. Cockroft

Seyfarth Synopsis: New York City’s new biometric privacy ordinance creates a private right of action for individuals that could subject local businesses to potentially millions of dollars in liability.  Employers who do business in New York City should carefully review this new ordinance as well as any

Continue Reading New York City’s New Biometric Privacy Law Goes Into Effect July 9, 2021

By Karla Grossenbacher, Thomas E. Ahlering & Andrew R. Cockroft

Seyfarth Synopsis: Both Portland and New York City have followed the example set by Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), a statute that has spawned thousands of cookie-cutter class action suits regarding the alleged collection of biometric information. Like BIPA, these new ordinances create a private right of action


Continue Reading Portland, OR And New York City Follow Illinois’ Lead On Private Rights Of Action In Biometric Privacy Legislation