Ticket Seller Gets Ill. Finger Scan Suit Paused For Appeals

By Lauraann Wood (December 16, 2020, 4:20 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday granted online ticket seller Vivid Seats' bid to pause a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully collects and uses employees' biometric information as the state and federal appellate courts consider two issues that could affect the case.

U.S. District Judge Franklin Valderrama said a stay is warranted in former Vivid Seats employee Samuel Donets' proposed class action because two impending state appellate decisions in Tims v. Black Horse Carriers and Marion v. Ring Container Technologies LLC, which will determine the applicable statute of limitations for Biometric Information Privacy Act claims, "could be dispositive" of Donets' case....

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