Violation of Biometric Information Statute Claim Triggers Duty to Defend Under Liability Insurance Policy

A flurry of class-actions have been filed over the past few years in Illinois concerning the collection of biometric information, which is regulated under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). Indeed, a marked increase in BIPA lawsuits have followed a 2019 Illinois Supreme Court decision allowing suits to proceed without a showing of actual injury, as long there was a technical violation of BIPA. As a result, it was only a matter of time before Illinois courts weighed in on the insurance coverage implications of… Continue Reading

As If 200 Class Action Lawsuits Weren’t Enough…

The Illinois Supreme Court finally made its long awaited ruling on standing to sue under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), siding with the class action representative in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., 2019 IL 123186, and allowing persons having suffered no actual injury to maintain a cause of action under BIPA.  BIPA has already given rise to 200+ putative class action lawsuits against businesses nationwide, including those with any measureable operation in Illinois. Businesses have fought back, arguing that BIPA’s private… Continue Reading