Ticket Seller Asks Ill. Judge To Toss Finger Scan Privacy Suit

Law360 (November 23, 2020, 5:43 PM EST) -- Online ticket seller Vivid Seats argued Friday that an Illinois federal judge should toss accusations that it collected a former employee's biometric information without informed consent because his claims are time-barred and blocked by the state's workers' compensation laws.

Vivid Seats argued the proposed class claims that former employee Samuel Donets launched over the company's finger-scanning practices are time-barred regardless of whether Donets says his suit outlines a workplace privacy injury, personal injury "or something else." And because Donets acknowledges that his claims arise through his employment with Vivid Seats, he should be required to use the state's workers' compensation regime...

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