BIPA Suit Won't Pause For Appellate Weigh-In On Key Issue

Law360 (April 8, 2020, 6:35 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has denied a logistics company's bid to stay a finger scan privacy suit while waiting for a state appeals court to rule if the state workers' compensation law bars money damages in such cases, saying the panel is unlikely to find in the company's favor.

The state appellate court is gearing up to decide in a separate case whether the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act preempts money damages for claims challenging employers' allegedly unauthorized collection of employee fingerprints. Kenco Logistic Services LLC argued former employees Kathy Mintun and Tyron Hill-Patterson's similar biometric privacy claims should be halted until...

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