Insurer Says McDonald’s Franchises Not Covered by BIPA Lawsuit

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Law360 (June 4, 2021, 5:16 p.m. EDT) – McDonald’s and hundreds of its franchisees are barred from coverage in a class action lawsuit alleging that the fingerprints of fast food chain employees were scanned in violation of the Illinois biometrics. Information Privacy Act, their insurer told Illinois federal court.

American Family Mutual Insurance Co. on Thursday highlighted personal information exclusions in its policies with franchisees that it said prohibited state class action coverage. The lawsuit is one of the latest involving an insurer trying to avoid defending lawsuits under Illinois’ landmark biometric privacy law, and at least the third lawsuit this year that the American …

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