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Compass Group Won’t Get Rehearing in Customer Privacy Claims

July 1, 2020, 8:51 PM

Compass Group Plc’s U.S. unit won’t get a rehearing of an appeals court decision that found a customer can sue the company over collecting her fingerprint data to operate its vending machines.

All judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit voted to deny a full-panel rehearing, according to the Tuesday ruling in the case, which alleges violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Circuit courts deny most en banc requests without some finding of error at the federal panel level. Companies can still petition the U.S. Supreme Court or push to toss the claims in...

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