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Illinois Supreme Court's Biometrics Decision Doesn't Apply to Class Action Over Yearbook Photos

26 May 2023 8:52 AM | Anonymous

From an article by John O'Brien published in the web site:

A Chicago federal judge won't second-guess herself for tossing a proposed class action lawsuit that accused of violating the Illinois Right of Publicity Act.

The suit concerned old yearbook photos the company used when advertising its pay service. In September, Judge Virginia Kendall granted summary judgment to Ancestry, finding plaintiff lawyers failed to work around the IRPA's one-year statute of limitations.

They tried to argue each payment Ancestry made to a company that licenses yearbook names and images started the statute over. Lawyers at Clifford Law Offices, Morgan and Morgan and Bursor & Fisher filed a motion for reconsideration that was rejected May 23.

They said the Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling in Tims v. Black Horse Carriers, which denied a one-year statute of limitation on cases brought under the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act.

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