Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Circuit Court of Cook County has postponed civil proceedings through May 18, 2020. The Final Approval Hearing in this matter has now been rescheduled for June 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Please check back here for any further updates.

YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL IN ILLINOIS WHOSE BIOMETRICS OR PHOTOS WERE COLLECTED, CAPTURED, PURCHASED, RECEIVED THROUGH TRADE, OTHERWISE OBTAINED OR IN THE POSSESSION OF JUMIO AND/OR ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AGENTS, OR THEIR TECHNOLOGY, AT ANY TIME BETWEEN DECEMBER 21, 2013 AND DECEMBER 23, 2019. THE COURT HAS PRELIMINARILY APPROVED THE SETTLEMENT.

There is a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit. The case is Prelipceanu v. Jumio Corp., Case No. 2018-CH-15883, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, before the Honorable Michael T. Mullen. The Settlement would resolve a lawsuit brought on behalf of persons who allege Jumio captured scans of their face geometry through its NetVerify identity verification service without first providing customers with legally- required written disclosures and obtaining written consent. Jumio vigorously denies that it violated the law, and affirmatively states that it complied with Illinois law in all respects.

 

 WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

(1) Accept the Settlement.

To accept the Settlement, you must submit a Claim Form by March 22, 2020. You may obtain a Claim Form by clicking here, or by calling the Settlement Administrator at 866-524-0722. You may submit your Claim Form online by clicking here or by email to the Settlement Administrator at info@IDBIPASettlement.com, or by U.S. Mail to Prelipceanu v. Jumio Corporation BIPA Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43172, Providence RI 02940-3172. If the Settlement is approved and your claim is deemed valid, a check will be mailed to you. The actual cash amount an individual will receive is dependent on the number of valid claims submitted. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive the benefits offered by this Settlement.

 

(2) Exclude yourself.

You may exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you do so, you will not receive any cash payment. You will not release any claims you may have against Jumio and the Released Parties (as that term is defined in the Settlement Agreement) and are free to pursue whatever legal rights you may have at your own risk and expense. To exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must mail a signed letter to the Settlement Administrator at Prelipceanu v. Jumio Corporation BIPA Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43172, Providence RI 02940-3172, postmarked by February 26, 2020. You may also exclude yourself online by clicking here. The exclusion letter must be signed by you and must state that you exclude yourself from this Settlement and must include the name and case number of this litigation, as well as your full name, address, telephone number, and a statement that you wish to be excluded.

 

(3) Object to the Settlement.

If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit your objection in writing to the Clerk of the Court of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Division, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. The objection must be received by the Court no later than February 26, 2020. You must also send a copy of your objection to the attorneys for all Parties to the lawsuit, including Class Counsel (Evan M. Meyers, MCGUIRE LAW, P.C., 55 West Wacker Drive, 9th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601), as well as the attorneys representing the Defendant (Susan Fahringer, PERKINS COIE, LLP, 1201 Third Ave. Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 98101), postmarked no later than February 26, 2020.Any Settlement Class Member who intends to object to the settlement must include in any such objection: (i) his/her full name, address and current telephone number; (ii) the case name and number of this Action; (iii) the Defendant’s Customer to whom, or website at which, he/she provided his/her Biometrics; (iv) all grounds for the objection, with factual and legal support for the stated objection, including any supporting materials; (v) the identification of any other objections he/she has filed, or has had filed on his/her behalf, in any other class action cases in the last four years; and (vi) the objector’s signature.. If you hire an attorney in connection with making an objection, that attorney must also file with the court a notice of appearance by the objection deadline of February 26, 2020. If you do hire your own attorney, you will be solely responsible for payment of any fees and expenses the attorney incurs on your behalf. If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you cannot file an objection.

You may appear at the Final Approval Hearing, which will be held on June 30, 2020 at 11 a.m., in Courtroom 2510 of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, in person or through counsel to show cause why the proposed Settlement should not be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate. Attendance at the hearing is not necessary; however, persons wishing to be heard orally in opposition to the approval of the Settlement, the request for attorneys’ fees and expenses, and/or the request for an incentive award to the Class Representative are required to indicate in their written objection their intention to appear at the hearing on their own behalf or through counsel and to identify the names of any witnesses they intend to call to testify at the Final Approval Hearing, as well as any exhibits they intend to introduce at the Final Approval Hearing.

 

(4) Do Nothing.

If you do nothing, you will receive no money from the Settlement Fund, but you will still be bound by all orders and judgments of the court. Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not be able to file or continue a lawsuit against the Jumio, Jumio’s Customers, or other Released Parties regarding any of the Settled Claims. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive the benefits offered by this Settlement. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive a payment from this Settlement.

To submit a Claim Form, or if you have questions about your options under the Settlement, contact the Settlement Administrator at 866-524-0722 or at info@IDBIPASettlement.com.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Circuit Court of Cook County has postponed civil proceedings through May 18, 2020. The Final Approval Hearing in this matter has now been rescheduled for June 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Please check back here for any further updates.