Pacesetter Biometrics for Timekeeping Illinois BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc. is settling a class action that alleged it made its Illinois workers provide biometrics, such as fingerprints, for timekeeping purposes, without meeting the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA sets basic requirements for private businesses that want to collect, store, or use the biometrics of residents of Illinois, requiring that they made certain disclosures and obtain written consent, among other things.

Docket Number:


Company: Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: March 19, 2016 to March 30, 2021

Objection Deadline: March 21, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: March 21, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: April 20, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if, at any time between March 19, 2016 and March 30, 2021, you were required to provide your biometrics, such as fingerprints, for timekeeping purposes, to Pacesetter, in Illinois, without first signing a consent form.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund. The amount may be as much as $352.11, but it may be more or less, depending on a number of factors.

Total Settlement Amount: $90,400

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $2,000

Law Firm:
Hedin Hall LLP

Case Name:

Settlement Website: Pacesetter Biometrics Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Bankhead v. Pacesetter
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91208
Seattle, WA 98111

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