Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
Walmart is paying $10 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA prohibits private companies from collecting, storing, transferring, or otherwise using individuals’ biometric identifiers or biometric information without first providing the individual with certain disclosures and obtaining written consent. The complaint alleges that Walmart took palm scans of Illinois employees through its case recycler system without first providing written notice or getting the individuals’ written consent.Docket Number:
Company: Walmart, Inc.
Filing Deadline: May 4, 2021
Class Period: January 28, 2014 to April 24, 2019
Objection Deadline: May 4, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: May 4, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: June 16, 2021Proof of Purchase:
Presumably Walmart records will be used for verification.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a current or former associate who worked at a Walmart Store, Supercenter, Neighborhood Market, or San’s Club in Illinois, and who used a palm scanner to access the recycler system in Illinois, without providing written consent, between January 28, 2014 and February 28, 2018 (for a Walmart location) or between January 28, 2014 and April 24, 2019 (for a Sam’s Club location).Typical Settlement Amount:
Amounts will depend on the number of valid claims received. For example, if 50% of the 21,677 settlement class members submit valid claim forms, each would receive approximately $604.
Total Settlement Amount: $10,000,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Werman Salas PC
Case Name: Roach v. Walmart Inc.
Settlement Website: Walmart Palm Scan BIPA Biometrics Illinois Settlement Website
Analytics Consulting, LLC
Walmart Palm Scan Settlement
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Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006