BWAY Finger Scanning Illinois BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

BWAY Corporation will be paying more than $1.5 million to settle a class action centering on an Illinois law known as the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA, among other things, sets forth rules and requirements for private businesses that wish to collect, store, or use biometrics, and the complaint alleged that BWAY scanned its Illinois employees’ fingers, for timekeeping purposes, without fulfilling BIPA’s requirements.

Docket Number:


Company: BWAY Corporation

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: August 1, 2013 to August 20, 2018

Objection Deadline: February 22, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: February 22, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: March 30, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you are a current or former employee of BWAY Corporation who, while you were an Illinois resident, used a finger-scanning time clock at a BWAY facility in Illinois, between August 1, 2013 and August 20, 2018.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Payment estimated at $790. BWAY will also destroy the biometric data of former employees and has made other changes to obey the requirements of BIPA.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,563,750

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Fish Potter Bolaños, LLC

Case Name: Burton v. BWAY Corporation

Settlement Website: BWAY BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Burton v. BWAY Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 26170
Santa Ana, CA 92799

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