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The Standard Market, LLC and Leen Abusalem $1,250,000 Settlement

The Standard Market, LLC has reached a settlement of $1,250,000 in a case alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The settlement affects those who had their fingerprints or finger scans collected by the company.

The Standard Market, LLC and Leen Abusalem $1,250,000 Settlement
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $750
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    October 18, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $1,250,000
  • Final Approval:
    October 2, 2023
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If you've worked for The Standard Market LLC in Illinois and had your biometric data collected, you might be eligible for a financial award from a class action settlement. This settlement addresses claims that the company mishandled employees' biometric data, violating Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The settlement fund totals $1,250,000, and eligible individuals could receive up to $750.


Who Benefits?: Former and current employees of The Standard Market LLC who had their biometric data collected in Illinois between May 9, 2014, and February 22, 2020.

How much can I get?: A potential award of up to $750, subject to the number of claims filed.


Important Dates


  • Fairness Hearing: Scheduled for October 2, 2023.
  • Deadline to File a Claim: October 18, 2023.
  • Opt-Out Deadline: August 21, 2023.
  • Objection Deadline: August 21, 2023.


Who Are the Settlement Class Members?


The Settlement Class includes 2,082 individuals who worked for The Standard Market LLC in Illinois and had their fingerprints or finger scans collected, captured, received, obtained, maintained, stored, transmitted, or disclosed during the specified period.


  • There are no tiers within the Settlement Class; all members are treated equally regarding the potential award.


What Awards Are Available to Class Members?


Each Settlement Class member who submits a valid claim can receive a financial award from the settlement fund. Initially, the award amount is up to $750 per class member.


  • Single Tier Award: Up to $750 per class member, subject to pro rata reduction.


What Are the Allegations in the Settlement?


The lawsuit claims that The Standard Market LLC violated BIPA by improperly handling employees' biometric data, such as fingerprints or finger scans, without proper consent or disclosures.


Is Proof Required to Claim the Award?


No specific proof is required to claim an award, but claimants must submit a valid and signed claim form by the deadline.


How to Claim Your Award


To claim your award, complete and submit a claim form online at the claim submission page by October 18, 2023. Ensure your claim form is accurately filled out and submitted on time to be eligible.


Analyzing the Settlement Fund


The $1,250,000 settlement fund is allocated to pay class members, cover notification and administration costs, and pay attorney's fees and expenses. Each class member's award may be reduced proportionally based on the total number of claims.


Why Is There a Settlement?


The settlement resolves the lawsuit without further litigation, providing compensation to those affected by the alleged BIPA violations. The fairness hearing will be the next step in finalizing the settlement.


For more information, please contact the Settlement Administrator at info@StandardMarketBIPASettlement.com or by phone at 888-686-8920. Do not contact the Court directly.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. Circuit Court for the 18th Judicial CircuitState of Illinois
  • State:
    Illinois
  • Court:
  • Plaintiff:
    West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
  • Defendant:
    The Standard Market, LLC and Leen Abusalem
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Fish, Potter, Bolaños, P.C. and Bock Hatch & Oppenheim, LLC
  • Claims Admin:
    West Bend v The Standard Market c/o Analytics Consulting LLC P.O. Box 2002 Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002 E-Mail: info@StandardMarketBIPASettlement.com Phone: 888-686-8920
  • Defendant Firm:
    Bock Hatch & Oppenheim, LLC
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