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Six Flags Finger Scanning BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Great America, LLC are surrendering $36 million to settle a class action alleging it had had members and season pass holders scan their fingers at the entry to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. The complaint alleged that the company required this of certain visitors without first fulfilling the requirements of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Docket Number:

16 CH 13

Company: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Filing Deadline: October 12, 2021

Class Period: October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2018

Objection Deadline: July 30, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: July 30, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: October 29, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you visited Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2018 and scanned your finger or fingers on a scanner at the entry to the park.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Cash award of either (1) $60, for people who had their finger scanned when entering the park between May 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018, or (2) $200, for people who had their finger scanned when entering the park between October 1, 2013 and April 30, 2016. Payments are per person, no matter how many times they visited the park.

Because of the disruption of business Six Flags has suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty about the future, these payments will be made in five installments, between 2021 and 2025. If the costs and claims for this settlement exceed the amount in the settlement fund, claim amounts may be reduced pro rata.

Total Settlement Amount: $36,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Bock Hatch & Oppenheim, LLC
Progressive Law Group, LLC

Claim Form: Six Flags Finger Scanning BIPA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., et al.

Settlement Website: Six Flags Finger Scanning BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Theme Park Settlement Administrator
c/o A.B. Data Ltd.
P.O. Box 173136
Milwaukee, WI 53217
info@themeparksettlement.com
1-800-391-9724

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