Bloomberg Law
Feb. 18, 2021, 4:46 PM

ANALYSIS: 7th Circuit’s BIPA Rulings Provide State Court Roadmap

Jennifer Marsh
Jennifer Marsh
Legal Analyst

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit clarified the federal standing requirements for claims brought pursuant to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), providing a road map for plaintiffs who wish to steer clear of federal court. Given this guidance, a plaintiff should be able to keep certain BIPA claims in state court by restricting the complaint to bare statutory violations.

The latest Seventh Circuit opinion is the third in a series of standing cases issued since May 2020 that, taken together, provide guidance for where there is federal standing, and where there is not. These opinions also ...

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