Hotel Co. Wants Biometric Class Action Moved To Fed. Court

Law360, Springfield (November 9, 2017, 9:44 PM EST) -- Luxury hotelier Pineapple Hospitality Co. and affiliate Pineapple Restaurant Group LLC on Thursday petitioned to remove to Illinois federal court a putative class action that alleges the companies violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting and using workers’ fingerprints to keep time records.

Pineapple demanded the move from state court to Illinois federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act because minimal diversity exists and the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million, the company said.

Lead plaintiff Molly Smith, who worked in Pineapple’s Alise Chicago hotel, says the company did not follow proper procedure to notify her and her...

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