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Trends in Class-Action Litigation

 Monday, February 20, 2023


On Oct. 12, 2022, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a state law that restricts collection of biometric data, made headlines again when a Chicago jury rendered a $228 million judgment against BNSF Railway Co. in the first BIPA class action to go to trial. The case, Rogers v. BNSF Railway Co., relates to the collection of fingerprints of truck drivers entering a railyard. The award is a significant development because the jury found BNSF liable even though the company had hired a third party to install and manage the automatic gate system that used biometric data for security purposes. Specifically, the jury found BNSF responsible for compliance with BIPA and recklessly or intentionally violating the law more than 45,000 times—once for each member of the putative class.

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