Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois Case No. 2016-CH-04945
UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 20, 2022: The Court overseeing this case recently ordered the Settlement Administrator to redistribute the residual funds remaining in the Settlement Fund due to some Class Members failing to cash their original settlement payments. If you were sent an original settlement payment (by check or an electronic payment method, like Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal), you will be sent a second settlement payment in the amount of approximately $96.23 via the same payment method you received your original settlement payment. The Settlement Administrator will send the second round of payments on or around November 4, 2022. Any checks issued will become void 90 days after issuance. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Settlement Administrator through this website.
IF YOU USED A FINGERPRINT SCANNER TO CHECK IN AT THE LA TAN
LOCATED AT 301 SOUTH ROSELLE ROAD, SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS 60193
BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2012 AND DECEMBER 2, 2021,
A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.
This is an official court Website. You are not being sued. This is not an ad for a lawyer.
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit between Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Krishna Schaumburg Tan”) and its customers who used a fingerprint scanner to check in before tanning at its LA Tan location—located at 301 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60193. The suit claims that Krishna Schaumburg Tan violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting customers’ fingerprint data through its finger-scanning customer identification system at its LA Tan location without obtaining their informed written consent. Krishna Schaumburg Tan denies any wrongdoing and says that it has not violated any laws. The Settlement does not establish who is right or wrong, but rather is a compromise to end the lawsuit and avoid the uncertainties and expenses that come with continuing on in court.
You are included in the Settlement if you used a biometric finger-scanning device located at the LA Tan tanning salon located at 301 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60193 between January 1, 2012 and December 2, 2021.
If you’re eligible and the Court approves the Settlement, a Settlement payment will automatically be sent to you for approximately $465, after deducting the payment of the costs, administration expenses, and legal fees. If you do nothing, a check will be mailed to you at your last known address. You can request to update your address here. If instead of a check you would prefer to receive your payment through Venmo, Zelle, Paypal, Prepaid Mastercard, or ACH Direct Deposit, click here, where you may select your preferred payment method. In addition to the Settlement payments, under the Settlement, Krishna Schaumburg Tan has also agreed to comply with BIPA in the future.
Please read the Notice carefully. Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
You will receive a payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Defendant about the issues in this case.
You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Defendant about the issues in this case.
Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.
ATTEND A HEARING
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT, THE JUDGE, THE DEFENDANT OR THE DEFENDANT’S LAWYERS WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR DISTRIBUTION OF SETTLEMENT PAYMENTS.
This Website is authorized by the Court, supervised by Class Counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.