Welcome to the Settlement Website for the Sayas v. Biometric Impressions Corp. Class Action Settlement.
If You Were Fingerprinted by BioMetric Impressions Corp. on or after January 8, 2015, You May Be Eligible for a Cash Payment from a Class Action Settlement.
The Settlement would resolve the Litigation brought on behalf of persons who allege BioMetric Impressions Corp. (“BIC”) fingerprinted them without first providing the written disclosures and obtaining the written consent required by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The Court granted preliminary approval of the Settlement Agreement and has conditionally certified the Settlement Class for purposes of settlement only. If you received a notice for the BIC BIPA Settlement, you may be within a class of individuals who were fingerprinted by BIC during the relevant time period and may be eligible to receive a payment from the Settlement (the “Class”). All persons who were fingerprinted by BIC: (a) between January 8, 2015, and August 14, 2023; and (b) for whom such fingerprinting services were not paid by the State of Illinois pursuant to the CMS Contract (as defined in the Settlement Agreement) are included in the Class.
BIC has agreed to create a fund in the amount of $10,850,000 to pay Class Members; settlement administration expenses; attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses; and class representatives service award (the “Settlement Fund”). Each Class Member who submits a timely, valid Claim Form may receive a payment out of the Settlement. Following the timely submission of a valid Claim Form and final approval of the Settlement by the Court, this payment will be sent to you via electronic means or check. Although the exact amount of each Class Member’s payment is and will be unknown until the Court grants final approval of the Settlement, Class Members who timely submit a valid Claim Form are eligible to receive up to $1,000. The amount could be less depending on several factors, including how many Class Members return valid Claim Forms. To receive a cash payment from the fund, you must complete and submit a Claim Form by February 22, 2024. Claim Forms can be completed online here.