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Octapharma Plasma Finger Scans BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Octapharma Plasma, Inc. is paying nearly $10 million to settle a class action alleging it had certain plasma donors scan their fingers at a donation location in Illinois. The problem is that Illinois has a Biometric Information Privacy Act, requiring that private businesses follow certain rules if they wish to take biometrics from people. The class action alleged that Octapharma did not meet the requirements of the law.

Docket Number:

19-cv-08402

Company: Octapharma Plasma, Inc.,

Filing Deadline: February 3, 2022

Class Period: December 2, 2014 to February 4, 2020

Objection Deadline: January 22, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: January 22, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: February 16, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you scanned your finger and gave an Illinois address at an Octapharma blood plasma donation location in Illinois between December 2, 2014 and February 4, 2020.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund, estimated at $400-800. Final amounts could be more or less, depending on the number of valid claims submitted.

Total Settlement Amount: $9,987,380

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Edelson
Fish Potter BolaƱos, LLC

Claim Form: Octapharma Plasma Finger Scans BIPA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Crumpton v. Octapharma Plasma, Inc.

Settlement Website: Octapharma Plasma Finger Scans BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Crumpton v. Octapharma Plasma, Inc.
Settlement Administrator
PO Box 5324
New York, NY 10150-5324
Info@OPIBIPASettlement.com
833-927-0818

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