NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
Pruitt, et al. v. Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, et al., Case No. 2020-L-000003
In the Circuit Court for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Tazewell County, Illinois
PLEASE READ THE NOTICE CAREFULLY. YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IF YOU PASSED THROUGH AND YOUR FACE WAS VISIBLE TO CERTAIN SECURITY CAMERAS AT PAR-A-DICE HOTEL CASINO'S SPORTSBOOK IN EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2020 AND JUNE 2021.
A court authorized the notice of a proposed class action settlement. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer and is not notice of a lawsuit against you.
WHY DID I GET THE NOTICE?
- A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit between Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino (“PAD”) and Boyd Gaming Corporation (“Boyd”) (together “Defendants”) and certain individuals who passed through and whose faces were visible to security cameras at PAD’s Sportsbook. The lawsuit alleges that Defendants violated an Illinois law called the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA) when they allegedly collected individuals’ biometric data through certain surveillance cameras, without complying with BIPA’s requirements. The proposed Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by Defendants, and Defendants deny that they have collected any biometric data from any guests. The Court has not decided who is right or wrong. Rather, to avoid the time, expense, and uncertainty of litigation, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit. The Settlement has been preliminarily approved by the court.
- You are included in the Settlement if you passed through and your face was visible to certain security cameras at PAD’s Sportsbook in East Peoria, Illinois at any time between September 2020 through June 2021.
- If the Court approves the Settlement, members of the Class who submit valid claims will be receive an equal, or pro rata, share of a $825,000 settlement fund that Defendants agreed to establish. Each individual who submits a valid claim will receive a portion of this fund, after all notice and administration costs, the service awards, and attorneys’ fees and costs—if approved by the Court—have been paid. Payments will be determined based on the number of valid claim forms submitted.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
||This is the only way to receive a payment.
||You will receive no payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Defendants about the issues in this case.
||You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Defendants about the issues in this case.
||Write to the Court explaining why you don't like the Settlement.
|ATTEND A HEARING
||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 finally approve the Settlement. Payments will be provided only after any issues with the Settlement are resolved. Please be patient.