LifeScan Labs Agrees to Settle BIPA Class Action Lawsuit

Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
June 28, 2024 9:44 AM
Updated
July 24, 2024
LifeScan Labs Agrees to Settle BIPA Class Action Lawsuit
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$25 - $3,000
Deadline:
July 31, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

LifeScan Labs of Illinois, LLC has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and a data incident that impacted computer systems containing personally identifiable information. This settlement benefits individuals whose information was maintained on Lifescan’s computer systems and/or network that was impacted by the data incident, as well as those who used hand-scan timekeeping devices during their employment with Lifescan. Eligible class members can receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket losses, compensation for lost time, and automatic payments for BIPA violations.

Can I Claim an Award?

If you are a person whose information was maintained on Lifescan’s computer systems and/or network impacted by the data incident, you are eligible to claim an award. Additionally, if you used a hand-scan timekeeping device during your employment with Lifescan, you are also eligible. The settlement class includes approximately 85,360 members.

You are included in this settlement as a Data Incident Settlement Class member if your information was maintained on Lifescan’s systems affected by the data incident. For the BIPA Settlement Class, you must have used a hand-scan timekeeping device while employed by Lifescan.

  • Data Incident Settlement Class: Individuals whose information was maintained on Lifescan’s computer systems and/or network impacted by the data incident.
  • BIPA Settlement Class: Individuals who used hand-scan timekeeping devices during their employment with Lifescan.

What Can Class Members Claim?

Class members can claim various awards based on their eligibility:

Data Incident Settlement Class members can receive up to $3,000 for documented out-of-pocket losses and up to four hours of lost time reimbursed at $25 per hour. The combined total for out-of-pocket losses and lost time is capped at $3,000 per individual.

  • Documented Out-of-Pocket Losses: Up to $3,000 for actual, documented, and unreimbursed monetary losses caused by the data incident.
  • Lost Time Reimbursement: Up to four hours at $25 per hour for time spent remedying issues related to the data incident.

BIPA Settlement Class members will automatically receive a check for their share of the BIPA Settlement Fund, minus administrative costs, attorney fees, and service awards.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required for certain claims. Data Incident Settlement Class members must provide documentation for out-of-pocket losses. Acceptable documentation includes receipts or other non-self-prepared documents that verify the costs incurred. Self-prepared documents alone are insufficient.

  • Documented Out-of-Pocket Losses: Receipts or other documentation not self-prepared by the claimant.
  • Lost Time Reimbursement: An attestation and description of actions taken in response to the data incident.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you can submit a claim form online or by mail. To file a claim online, visit file a claim online. Alternatively, you can mail your completed claim form to:

Kidd v. Lifescan Labs of Illinois, LLC

c/o Kroll Settlement Administration

PO Box 225391

New York, NY

10150-5391

Ensure your claim form is postmarked by July 31, 2024. Include all necessary supporting documentation to substantiate your claim.

How do I Get Paid?

Settlement payments can be received through electronic transfer or by check. To receive an electronic payment, follow the instructions on the settlement website when filing your claim form.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: July 31, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing Date: July 18, 2024

Which Systems Were Involved?

The settlement involves Lifescan’s computer systems and hand-scan timekeeping devices used by employees.

  • Computer systems containing personally identifiable information.
  • Hand-scan timekeeping devices used by employees.

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

The class action settlement addresses claims that Lifescan Labs of Illinois, LLC violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and experienced a data incident impacting personally identifiable information. By settling, both parties avoid the costs and distractions of further litigation.

The next steps include the final approval hearing, where the court will determine if the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. Class members who do not exclude themselves will be bound by the settlement terms.

Notice Letter

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Status
Open for Claims
Category
Privacy
Settlement Amount
$444,000
Award
$25 - $3,000
Is Proof Required?
Proof Required
Proof Required
Days Remaining to file Claim
7
Claim Deadline
July 31, 2024
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
July 18, 2024
Case Number
2023LA44
Case Title
Kidd v. Lifescan Labs of Illinois, LLC
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Kroll Settlement Administration PO Box 225391 New York, NY 10150-5391 (833) 425-4113
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