Nursing Home Workers Can't Get BIPA Suit Remanded

Law360 (December 14, 2020, 9:26 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday rejected an attempt from nursing home network workers to return to state court their claims the network violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act with its fingerprint timekeeping system and said union members are preempted from suing.

Applying a series of recent BIPA rulings on the heated question of which courts have jurisdiction over the cases, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel said most of the workers' claims should proceed in federal court. She dismissed all claims against Maestro Consulting Services LLC from union members, saying they were preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act....

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