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Mid-America Taping and Reeling, Inc. Settlement

Mid-America Taping & Reeling, Inc. reaches a settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging BIPA violations. Class members are expected to receive around $400-500.

Mid-America Taping and Reeling, Inc. Settlement
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $400 - $500
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    November 18, 2022
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
  • Final Approval:
    December 1, 2022
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Mid-America Taping & Reeling, Inc. has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), alleged that the company collected its workers' biometric identifiers without obtaining the necessary consent or providing the required disclosures. This article will delve into the details of the settlement, including the settlement amount, important dates, class members, awards, and the reason for the class action settlement.

Decoding the Settlement Amount

The settlement requires Mid-America Taping & Reeling, Inc. to create a settlement fund of an undisclosed amount. This fund will be used to compensate the class members if the court approves the settlement. Each class member is expected to receive an equal share of the settlement fund. The exact amount per person is yet to be determined but is estimated to be around $400-500.

Key Dates to Remember

There are a few important dates that class members should be aware of:

  • Fairness Hearing: The court had scheduled a fairness hearing for December 1, 2022. This hearing determined whether the settlement was fair and reasonable.
  • Deadline to File a Claim: The deadline to file a claim was November 18, 2022. However, class members do not need to file a claim as the settlement administrator will automatically send a check to the last known mailing address of each class member.
  • Who are the Class Members?

    The class members in this case are individuals who scanned their fingers using Mid-America Taping & Reeling, Inc.'s timekeeping system in Illinois at any time on or after October 23, 2013, without providing written consent for the collection of their biometric data.

    Class members have the option to exclude themselves from the settlement. By doing so, they will not receive any cash payment but will retain the right to pursue their own lawsuit against the defendant.

    What Can Class Members Claim?

    Each class member will receive an equal share of the settlement fund. The exact amount per person is yet to be determined but is estimated to be around $400-500.

    Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

    Yes, proof is required to claim the reward. However, the specific details of the required proof have not been specified.

    Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

    The class action settlement arises from a lawsuit alleging that Mid-America Taping & Reeling, Inc. violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting its workers' biometric identifiers without providing the required disclosures or obtaining consent. The defendant denies these allegations. To resolve the lawsuit, the parties have reached a settlement. The next step is for the court to approve the settlement.

    Case Facts

    • Case Number:
    • Filing Date:
    • Jurisdiction:
      Circuit Court of DuPage County
    • State:
      Illinois
    • Court:
      Circuit Court of DuPage County
    • Plaintiff:
      Javier Vega
    • Defendant:
      Mid-America Taping and Reeling, Inc.
    • Plaintiff Firm:
      McGuire Law, P.C
    • Claims Admin:
      Mid-America BIPA Settlement P.O. Box 2002 Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002 By E-Mail: info@MidAmericaBIPASettlement.com By Phone: 1-866-499-3237
    • Defendant Firm:
      O’Hagen Meyer LLC
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