Brandt Seeks 2nd Pause In Worker's Finger Scan Privacy Suit

Law360 (February 10, 2021, 6:26 PM EST) -- Construction equipment manufacturer Brandt Industries asked an Illinois federal judge Tuesday to again press pause on a former employee's biometric privacy suit until the state's appellate courts resolve some long outstanding questions that could significantly impact his claims.

Brandt Industries USA Ltd. told U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm that although he's already paused former employee Joseph Sherman's biometric privacy lawsuit once, he should stay the case again as questions surrounding the applicability of the state's workers' compensation exclusivity provision and the proper statute of limitations continue to make their way through the Illinois appellate and supreme courts.

Judge Mihm had initially...

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