JOSEPH SHERMAN v BRANDT INDUSTRIES USA LTD.

Case No. 20-CV-1185 in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

 

If you were employed by Defendant Brandt Industries USA Ltd. (“Brandt”) at its Illinois location after May 11, 2015 and were required by Brandt to scan your finger for timekeeping purposes, you may be entitled to benefits under a class action lawsuit.

 

A federal court authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

 

All individuals employed by Defendant Brandt Industries USA LTD and any other related entities in the State of Illinois and/or assigned to work at the Illinois facility of Brandt Industries USA Ltd. by temporary staffing agencies, who logged onto, interfaced with, or used any software, systems, or devices that used the individual’s finger, hand, or any biometric identifier of any type (“Biometric Systems”) in Illinois, including any employee of the above entities who has a claim under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., from May 11, 2015 through the date of preliminary approval.

The following are excluded from the Settlement Class: (1) the district and magistrate judges presiding over this case; (2) the judges of the Seventh Circuit; (3) the immediate families of the preceding person(s); (4) any Released Party; and (5) any Settlement Class Member who timely opts out of this Action.

 

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:

EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR “OPT-OUT” OF THE SETTLEMENT

If you ask to be excluded, you will not receive a payment.  This is the only option that allows you to pursue your own claims against Brandt or other released parties related to a released claim. The deadline for excluding yourself is June 10, 2022.

OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

If you wish to object to the settlement, you must write to the Court about why you believe the settlement is unfair in any respect. The deadline for objecting is June 10, 2022.

DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will still receive a payment from settlement and give up your rights to sue Brandt or any other released parties related to a released claim.

GO TO THE FINAL APPROVAL HEARING

You may attend the Final Approval Hearing. At the Final Approval Hearing you may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement. To speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must file a document which includes your name, address, telephone number and your signature with the Court, which must also state your intention to appear at the Final Approval Hearing. This must be filed no later than June 10, 2022.