A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against
Joliet Cold Storage, LLC (“Defendant”) regarding timekeeping
devices used by Defendant from February 28, 2014 through March 22, 2022,
that allegedly required employees to provide biometric information (e.g.
finger or hand scans) for timekeeping purposes, allegedly in violation
of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).
The case is entitled
Starks v. Joliet Cold Storage, LLC, Case No. 2019 L 000182, pending in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial
Circuit, Will County, Illinois. The proposed settlement is not an admission
of wrongdoing by Defendant, and Defendant denies that it violated the
law. The Court has not decided who is right or wrong. Rather, to save
the time, expense, and distraction of litigation, the parties have agreed
to settle the lawsuit. The settlement has been preliminarily approved
by a court in Joliet, Illinois.
For more information about the settlement, click on the documents below:
Notice of Class Action Settlement (Will County, Illinois)
Will County Preliminary Approval Order
Will County Settlement