Bloomberg Law
Sept. 7, 2021, 9:00 AM

White Castle Biometric Privacy Case to Shape Litigation Landscape

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

A Seventh Circuit case heading to oral argument will clarify when claims accrue under the oft-cited Biometric Information Privacy Act, impacting that type of litigation in Illinois and beyond.

At the heart of the case, Cothron v. White Castle Sys. Inc., is whether BIPA claims accrue each time a company violates the law or if only the first instance of violation constitutes a claim. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision will likely have wide-reaching implications, since additional claims mean greater damages, and a series of violations as opposed to just one stretches the law’s statute ...

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