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Monday, June 17, 2024
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific


About the Program

The first half of 2024 has already seen a number of major developments in the

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In February 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a landmark opinion in Cothron v. White Castle finding that claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) accrue each time a private entity scans or transmits an individual’s biometric data. (Seyfarth’s analysis of this decision can be found HERE.) Defendant

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The Illinois Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated decision in Tims v. Black Horse Carriers this week, ruling that a five-year statute of limitations applies to all claims under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”).  The Court’s decision (available here) answers a years-old question regarding the

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What You Need To Know:

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