Plaintiff Says Insurers Owe Coverage After $14M BIPA Deal

By Celeste Bott (July 6, 2021, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A lead plaintiff asked an Illinois state court on Friday to declare that insurers of a maker of biometric time clocks and its parent company owe a duty to defend them in an underlying biometric privacy class action that has resulted in a $14 million deal.

Per that deal, which was granted final approval by an Illinois federal judge in March, NOVAtime Technology Inc. agreed to a $14.1 million confession of judgment in favor of a class of more than 67,000 individuals who used a NOVAtime time clock that used a fingerprint, hand-geometry or other biometric verification methods.

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