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Pizza Hut Operator Says Biometric Suit Belongs in Federal Court

Sept. 30, 2022, 9:24 PM

A Pizza Hut franchisee facing a proposed privacy class action in Illinois over its collection of employee biometric information has moved the state case to federal court.

The lawsuit qualifies for federal court consideration under “diversity jurisdiction,” EYM Pizza of Illinois LLC argued in its Friday notice to the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The worker who filed the complaint and the franchisee are citizens of different states, and more than $75,000 in damages are potentially at stake in the litigation, it said.

Texas-based EYM Pizza of Illinois LLC was sued in August over multiple alleged ...