Illinois Biometrics Legislation Sets Trend

Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 12:01 PM EST) -- Kathryn E. Deal

Justin O. Kay

Meredith C. Slawe In recent years, the plaintiffs class action bar has focused its efforts on pursuing claims under legislative schemes that provide for statutory damages. The litigation explosion under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is a textbook example of how enterprising lawyers exploit laws that provide for such uncapped damages in an attempt to extract large settlements for technical violations that, in many cases, have caused no cognizable harm. As plaintiffs begin to explore new claims under these legislative...
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