Mid-America Finger Scans for Timekeeping Illinois BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Mid-American Taping & Reeling, Inc. is settling a class action alleging it required its employees to provide finger scans or fingerprints for timekeeping purposes but did not comply with the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA requires that private businesses that want to collect, store, or use biometrics must first fulfill certain requirements, including providing certain disclosures and obtaining the employees’ consent.

Docket Number:


Company: Mid-American Taping & Reeling, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: October 23, 2013

Objection Deadline: November 18, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: November 18, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: December 1, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you scanned your finger with Mid-America’s timekeeping system in Illinois, at any time after October 23, 2013, without first giving your written consent for the company to collect your biometric data.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund, estimated to be $400-$500. Also, Mid-American claims that it no longer uses the finger-scan timeclock at issue in this case.

Total Settlement Amount: $151,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $5,000

Law Firms:
Khowaja Law Firm LLC
Law Office of James X. Bormes, PC

Case Name:

Settlement Website: Mid-America BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Analytics Consulting, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Mid-America BIPA Settlement
P.O. Box 2002
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002

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