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Ridge Ambulance Service Hand Scans Illinois BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Ridge Ambulance Service, Inc. is paying more than $300,000 to settle a class action alleging it collected employee hand scans for timekeeping purposes without fulfilling the requirements of an Illinois law, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint alleged that Ridge collected, stored, or used employee biometrics without making the required disclosures and without getting written consent. BIPA sets forth requirements for private companies who want to collect, store, or use biometrics.

Docket Number:

2020-L-000589

Company: Ridge Ambulance Service, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: December 7, 2015 to July 29, 2022

Objection Deadline: September 27, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: September 27, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: October 27, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to submit a claim form or provide proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if, at any time between December 7, 2015 and July 29, 2022, your hand was scanned for timekeeping purposes in Illinois.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: The gross settlement payment is calculated at around $950 per person. However, this amount is before the deduction of attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses, and the incentive reward to the class representative. The final amount per person will not be known until the court has given the settlement final approval.

Total Settlement Amount: $306,850

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Law Office of Michael L. Fradin

Case Name: Williams v. Ridge Ambulance Service, Inc.

Settlement Website: RAS BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Settlement Administrator
Williams v. Ridge Ambulance Service Inc.
c/o Simpluris, Inc.
P.O. Box 26170
Santa Ana, CA 92799
(888) 369-3780

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