Legal Groups Back White Castle's 7th Circ. Bid To Curb BIPA

By Joyce Hanson (April 6, 2021, 9:23 PM EDT) -- Legal groups representing the restaurant and retail industries have thrown their support behind White Castle, urging the Seventh Circuit to reverse a lower court's decision that Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act claims accrue with each violation instead of only the first violation.

The Restaurant Law Center and the Retail Litigation Center Inc. on Monday joined in an amicus brief saying the Illinois federal court's interpretation of BIPA in Latrina Cothron's suit against her former employer, White Castle System Inc., overreaches by holding that each unlawful finger scan can constitute a separate violation of the act, as can each wrongful instance of...

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