The number of lawsuits alleging violations of Illinois' Biometric Information Protection Act increased 65% following a precedent-setting February ruling by the Supreme Court of Illinois, Bloomberg reports. A total of 122 cases have been filed since the court's White Castle decision, while 74 lawsuits were filed in the two months prior. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Partner Mary Smigielski expects filings to "continue at a brisk pace given the five-year statute of limitations, new players entering the scene and new theories of liability." Editor's note: IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball looked at the likelihood that litigation under the BIPA will grow.
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