Innovative Heights Fairview Heights Settlement

Stauffer v. Innovative Heights Fairview Heights, LLC, et al.,
Case No. 3:20-cv-00046-MAB
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

If you scanned your fingerprint at Innovative Heights Fairview Heights, LLC (Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Fairview Heights, Illinois) any time between April 29, 2014 and April 23, 2024, you have rights affected by this class action settlement.

The Lawsuit is against multiple defendants asserting violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). One of the defendants is Innovative Heights. Innovative Heights is a recreational facility/trampoline park in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Plaintiff alleges that Innovative Heights violated BIPA in connection with the use of fingerprint scanners to collect fingerprints of its employees in conjunction with tasks such as clocking in and out of work or accessing the computer system. Innovative Heights denies any violation of the law. The Court did not decide whether Innovative Heights violated the law.

Note: You may receive notice about a related settlement in this lawsuit involving different parties: Pathfinder Software, LLC and Sky Zone Franchise Group, LLC. The Notice and Settlement is different from and in addition to any settlement funds available from these other parties.

The Settlement provides, among other things, for a total payment of $285,000 that Innovative Heights has agreed to pay to settle the claims in the Lawsuit. Subject to Court approval, the Gross Settlement Fund shall be reduced to cover litigation costs, Settlement Administrator’s costs, a Service Award to Class Representative Madisyn Stauffer, and up to one third of the total Settlement for Settlement Class Counsel’s attorney fees. Following these reductions, the remaining amount shall be the Net Settlement Fund, which shall be distributed equally to the Settlement Class Members. No money from the Settlement will be returned to Innovative Heights.

You have the choice of participating in the Settlement (by doing nothing), excluding yourself from the Settlement, or objecting to the Settlement.

The Court has scheduled a final approval hearing for August 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Any settlement payments will only be distributed if the Court approves the settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the information provided on this website and the settlement documents carefully.