Barnes v. ARYZTA, LLC

Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Case No. 2017-CH-11312

Settlement checks have been issued and the void date for cashing those checks  passed on April 7, 2021. 

If you used a finger scan timekeeping system at an Aryzta facility in the State of Illinois between August 17, 2012 and August 7, 2020, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.  


A Court authorized the Notice and this website. You are not being sued.This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit between ARYZTA, LLC (“Defendant” or “Aryzta”) and certain individuals who worked or work at an Aryzta facility in Illinois and used a finger scan timekeeping system. The suit alleges that Defendant violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting employees’ biometric data on finger-scanning time clocks in Illinois without obtaining their informed written consent. Defendant denies any wrongdoing and maintains that it has not violated any laws. The lawsuit does not allege, and Defendant denies, that there has been any hack or unauthorized data breach of data maintained by Aryzta or ADP LLC. Both sides agreed to the settlement to resolve the case. 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. The Court has taken no position and has not made any rulings on the merits of the claims of the lawsuit.


You will receive a payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Aryzta and certain related persons and entities about the issues in this case.
You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Aryzta about the issues in this case.
Write to the Court explaining why you don't like the Settlement. 
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. 

 The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will not be issued until the Settlement is approved. Please be patient. 


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

For more information please call 844-528-0185


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


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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Friday, October 16, 2020
    You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, October 16, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline.

    Friday, October 16, 2020
    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, October 16, 2020.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Friday, November 13, 2020
    The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2020. Please check this website for updates.

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