Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase 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:
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, 2022Proof 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: $306,850Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Law Office of Michael L. Fradin
Case Name: Williams v. Ridge Ambulance Service, Inc.
Settlement Website: RAS BIPA Settlement Website
Williams v. Ridge Ambulance Service Inc.
c/o Simpluris, Inc.
P.O. Box 26170
Santa Ana, CA 92799