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Biometric Privacy Suit Against Property Companies Axed by Judge

June 16, 2021, 4:35 PM

A proposed biometric privacy class action against two Chicago property management companies was dismissed after an Illinois federal judge found the plaintiff’s claims were preempted by a federal labor law.

Judge Gary Feinerman dismissed the proposed class action without prejudice, because plaintiff Trevor Carmean didn’t “grieve the dispute” using the process outlined in his collective bargaining agreement before bringing the Biometric Information Privacy Act lawsuit, the judge said in an opinion filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Carmean, a former employee of a Chicago condominium building, sued property managers Bozzuto Mgmt. Co. and ...

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