Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.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, 2022Proof 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: $5,994,233Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Up to $7,500 each
Fish Potter Bolaños, LLC
Case Name: Phillips v. BioLife Plasma, LLC
Settlement Website: BioLife Finger Scan Illinois Settlement Website
Analytics Consulting, LLC
BioLife IL Finger Scan Settlement
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2006
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006