Taylor v. Sunrise Senior Living Management, Inc.

CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION CASE NO. 2017-CH-15152


If You Are a Current or Former Sunrise Employee and Used the Kronos Time Clock Finger-Scanning Option at a Sunrise Senior Living Management Facility in Illinois between November 14, 2012 and December 31, 2017, a Class Action Settlement May Affect Your Rights.  

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• A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit between Sunrise Senior Living Management, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Sunrise”) and some of its current and former Illinois employees. The suit alleges that Sunrise violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting Illinois employees’ fingerprints on time clocks in Illinois without obtaining their informed written consent. Sunrise denies any wrongdoing and maintains that it has not violated any laws. The settlement does not establish who is correct, but rather is a compromise to end the lawsuit and avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

• You are included in the Settlement if you are a current or former employee of Sunrise who worked at a facility in the State of Illinois and used the Kronos time clock finger-scanning option between November 14, 2012 and December 31, 2017.

• If you’re eligible and the Court approves the Settlement, a check will automatically be mailed to you for approximately $75 if you were employed by Sunrise between November 14, 2015 and December 31, 2017 (“Subclass 1”), or approximately $25 if you were employed by Sunrise between November 14, 2012 and November 13, 2015 (“Subclass 2”), which accounts for payment of the costs—if approved by the Court—of administrative expenses and legal fees. Sunrise has also agreed to comply with the BIPA in the future.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Do nothing

 

You will receive a payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Defendant about the issues in this case.

 

Exclude yourself

 

You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Defendant about the issues in this case.

 

Object

 

Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.

 

Attend The hearing

 

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

 


These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this Website.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be provided only after any issues with the Settlement are resolved. Please be patient.


This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel, and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 You must mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, January 18, 2019.
  • Objection Deadline.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Friday, January 18, 2019.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Please check this website for updates.

Important Documents

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