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Turnabout is Fair Play: The Power of Mass Arbitration

By Lynda J. Grant, Esq. Intro On May 3, 2021, Amazon sent its customers an email updating its terms of use.  The seemingly innocuous email informed consumers that “any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of any Amazon service will be adjudicated in the state or federal courts in King County,…
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The Illinois Supreme Court Issues Two Major BIPA Rulings

In the first quarter of 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court issued two rulings with broad implications for cases arising under the Illinois Biometric Protection Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., (BIPA). BIPA is one of the only state statutes providing individuals with a private right of action for the collection or possession of their biometric identifiers—such…