Biometric Privacy, Plasma & Preemption: Illinois Federal Court Issues Another Pro-Plaintiff Ruling

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.Jennifer A. Riley, and Alex W. Karasik

Duane Morris Takeaways: In Vaughan v. Biomat USA, Inc. et al, Case No. 20-CV-4241, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168497 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 19, 2022), Judge Marvin Aspen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued the latest plaintiff-friendly decision under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), holding that federal regulations relating to plasma collection do not preempt the BIPA. For employers looking to craft novel defenses in response to the recent onslaught of biometric privacy class action litigation, this ruling represents another impediment to a potential defense strategy. Continue reading “Biometric Privacy, Plasma & Preemption: Illinois Federal Court Issues Another Pro-Plaintiff Ruling”

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