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Macy’s Trims Clearview Privacy Suit but Must Face Most Claims

Jan. 28, 2022, 5:11 PM

Macy’s Retail Holdings LLC won the trimming of several claims in a proposed biometric privacy class action in Illinois federal court, but must still face the bulk of the suit.

Claims that Macy violated California’s Unfair Competition Law and committed unjust enrichment are axed, but other claims related to its purchase and use of facial scans may proceed, Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman wrote in an opinion filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Daniel Saeedi, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP who represents Macy’s, declined to comment.

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