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Biometric Privacy Settlement of Nearly $1 Million OK’d by Judge

May 14, 2021, 5:59 PM

A retirement community chain was granted final approval of its nearly $1 million settlement resolving claims it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

The $987,850 settlement fund to be created by defendant Lifespace Communities Inc. is fair, reasonable, and adequate, wrote Judge Manish Shah in a final approval order filed May `12 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The West Des Moines, Iowa-based company was sued in state court in June before the case was removed to the Northern District of Illinois.

Plaintiff Sabrina Bedford, a former nursing assistant at the chain’s Lombard, Ill. ...

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