Cruz v. Jame Roll Form Products d/b/a Venus Processing & Storage, Inc.
Cruz v. Jame Roll Form Products
2021CH04132

Welcome to the Cruz v. Jame Roll Form Products Settlement Website

If You Worked At Jame Roll Products LLC In The State Of Illinois Between August 19, 2016 And May 24, 2022 And Had Your Biometric Identifiers Collected, You May Be Entitled To a Payment From A Class Action Settlement.

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.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

If you belong to the Settlement Class and the Settlement is approved, your legal rights will be affected. Read the Notice carefully to see what your rights and options are in connection with the Settlement.

These deadlines may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check this site regularly for updates.

Option and Deadline Event

Submit a Claim Form
By December 1, 2022

If you are a Settlement Class Member and want to receive a settlement payment, you must complete and submit online, or postmark and mail a claim form.

Exclude Yourself From the Class
By December 1, 2022

If you are a Settlement Class Member and do not want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must exclude yourself from the settlement. If you do this, you will NOT get a settlement payment.

Object
By December 1, 2022

If you are a Settlement Class Member, you may object to the settlement. Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement and think it shouldn’t be approved. If you exclude yourself from the settlement, you cannot file an objection.

Attend Final Approval Hearing
on January 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

At the Final Approval Hearing, the Court will determine (1) whether to finally approve the settlement; (2) a request by the lawyers representing Settlement Class Members for an award of no more than thirty-five percent of the settlement as attorney fees plus litigation costs; and (3) a request for a Service Award for the Settlement Class Representative Sebastian Lazaro Cruz; and (4) a request for the Settlement Administrator’s costs.

Do nothing

If you are a Settlement Class Member and you do nothing, you will receive no money from the settlement, but you will still be bound by all orders and judgments of the Court. You will not be able to file or continue a lawsuit against the Released Parties regarding any legal claims released in this settlement.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail
Cruz v. Jame Roll Form Products
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91306
Seattle, WA 98111