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BioLife Finger Scan Illinois Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

BioLife Plasma, LLC is paying just a little under $6 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA regulates the collection, storage, and use of biometrics in Illinois. The complaint alleged that the company collected fingerprints from donors without meeting BIPA’s informed consent requirement and without maintaining a publicly-available policy about its retention schedule or timely destroying fingerprint data.

Docket Number:

2020 CH 05758

Company: BioLife Plasma, LLC

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: September 8, 2015 to November 15, 2021

Objection Deadline: April 25, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: April 25, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: June 6, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof. Presumably company records will be used for verification.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you belong to either of the following subclasses:

- Subclass 1: All individuals who scanned their finger at a BioLife plasma donation facility in Illinois between September 8, 2015 and March 5, 2020.
- Subclass 2: All individuals who scanned their finger at a BioLife plasma donation facility in Illinois between March 6, 2020 and November 15, 2021, excluding those who are in Subclass 1.

Members of Subclass 2 signed a biometric consent form that BioLife began using on March 6, 2020, whereas those in Subclass 1 did not receive or sign any consent form.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits will be based on subclass. Those who signed a consent form (Subclass 2) will receive less than those who did not (Subclass 1).
Subclass 1: Estimated at between $250 and $900. Subclass 2: Estimated at between $25 and $90. Final amounts depend on the total number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,994,233

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $7,500 each

Law Firm:
Fish Potter Bolaños, LLC

Claim Form: BioLife Finger Scan Illinois Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Phillips v. BioLife Plasma, LLC

Settlement Website: BioLife Finger Scan Illinois Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Analytics Consulting, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

BioLife IL Finger Scan Settlement
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2006
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006
info@BioLifeILFingerScanSettlement.com
855-752-1608

Tags: BIPA, Biometric Data, Taking/Storing/Using Biometric Data, Your Privacy