Welcome to Vedder Price’s inaugural edition of the BIPA Bellwether. As with our TCPA Turnstile, we intend for the BIPA Bellwether to serve as a periodic report on latest developments.
Last week, the Supreme Court of Illinois issued an order that likely will clarify when Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS 14 et seq., claims may be asserted in the employment context. This order comes at a time when BIPA cases are surging and Illinois appellate court decisions interpreting the act are scarce. As a result, the Court’s order—and the decision that will follow—signal a potential avenue for dismissal that may provide much needed guidance for BIPA litigants. Continue Reading BIPA Bellwether: New Illinois Supreme Court Order Foreshadows Employment Guidance