Insurers Want Out Of Plumbing Manufacturer’s BIPA Suit

Law360 (July 13, 2021, 7:41 p.m. EDT) — Two insurers asked a federal court in Illinois on Tuesday to release them from defending a plumbing equipment manufacturer against a proposed class action accusing the manufacturer of breaching biometric privacy law. violating the state by unlawfully collecting employee fingerprints.

Citizens Insurance Co. of America and Hanover Insurance Co. pointed to multiple exclusions in their policy with Chicago-based MIFAB that they believed had excluded coverage for the underlying lawsuit. The manufacturer is accused of failing to obtain the informed consent of its employees to use their fingerprints as part of a time attendance system, an alleged violation of Illinois’ biometric data privacy law.

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