What is this lawsuit about?
The Lawsuit alleges that Jame Roll violated BIPA by using a finger scan timekeeping system on workers in Illinois without written notice and consent. Jame Roll denies any violation of the law. The parties agreed to a settlement to resolve the Lawsuit. The Court did not decide whether Jame Roll violated the law.
What does the Settlement provide?
The class action settlement provides for a total payment of $538,125.00 that Jame Roll has agreed to pay to settle the claims of Settlement Class Members. Subject to Court approval, the gross settlement fund shall be reduced by the following: (1) an award of up to thirty-five percent (35%) of the total settlement for Settlement Class Counsel’s attorney fees and litigation costs; (2) Service Award of $5,000 to Class Representative Sebastian Lazaro Cruz; and (3) the Settlement Administrator’s costs estimated to be less than $30,000.00. Following these reductions, the remaining amount shall be the net settlement fund, which shall be distributed equally to Settlement Class Members who timely return valid claim forms.
The amount of money each Settlement Class Participant will receive will depend on the number of Settlement Class Members who timely return valid claim forms. Settlement Class Counsel estimate that Settlement Class Participants will receive approximately $275 to $400 each.
A detailed description of the settlement benefits can be found in the Settlement Agreement located at the Important Documents page.
Who is included?
The settlement includes all individuals who scanned their finger(s) in one or more of Jame Roll’s timekeeping systems in Illinois between August 19, 2016 to May 24, 2022, scanned their hand or finger into a timekeeping system while working for Defendant in Illinois without first executing a written consent.
Excluded from the Settlement Class are persons who timely elect to exclude themselves, the Court and staff to whom this case is assigned, and any member of the Court’s or its staff’s immediate families.