Sekura v. L.A. Tan Enterprises, Inc.

CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Case No. 2015-CH-16694

IF YOU PROVIDED YOUR FINGERPRINT TO ACCESS ONE OR MORE ILLINOIS L.A. TAN FRANCHISE SALONS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 13, 2013 AND AUGUST 11, 2016, A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against L.A. Tan Enterprises, Inc. (“Defendant” or “L.A. Tan”). The suit concerns whether L.A. Tan violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting Illinois customers’ fingerprints without obtaining their informed written consent. L.A. Tan 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 your fingerprints were scanned at an Illinois L.A. Tan salon between November 13, 2013 and August 11, 2016.

Those who submit valid claims will be eligible to receive an equal, or pro rata, share of a $1.5 million settlement fund that L.A. Tan has agreed to establish. Each individual who submits a valid claim will receive a portion of this fund, after all notice and administration costs, the incentive award, and attorneys’ fees have been paid. Payments are estimated to exceed $100. L.A. Tan has also agreed to comply with the BIPA in the future.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Submit a Claim Form:

This is the only way to receive a payment.

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 a Hearing:

You may appear at the hearing or ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement but you don’t have to.

Do Nothing:

You will receive no payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the issues in this case.

 

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

For more information please call 1-844-412-1944

Documents

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Important Dates

  • Deadline to Submit a Claim Form

    Thursday, December 29, 2016 You must submit a Claim Form online no later than Thursday, December 29, 2016 or mail your completed Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Thursday, December 29, 2016.
  • Deadline to Exclude Yourself from the Settlement

    Friday, November 11, 2016 You must mail your exclusion request so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, November 11, 2016.
  • Deadline to Object to the Settlement

    Friday, November 11, 2016 You must mail your written objection so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, November 11, 2016.
  • Final Approval Hearing

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 The Final Approval Hearing is currently scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Please check this website for updates as the hearing date is subject to change.
  • Final Approval Granted

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 The judge granted final approval to the settlement on December 1, 2016. The Final Judgement and Order of Dismissal with Prejudice can be found in the document section of the website.

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