Six Flags Great America Settlement, Claim $200 if Your Finger Was Scanned
If you visited the Chicago area Six Flags theme park during the timeframe listed in the lawsuit, then you may be eligible for a refund. Check out the class action website for more info and to file a claim. Because, allegedly the company scanned visitor’s fingers which is in violation of state information privacy laws.
Beginning in October 1, 2013, certain guests of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois used finger scanners as part of the park entry process for members and season pass holders. In January 2016, Stacey and Alexander Rosenbach (“Plaintiff”) filed a class action alleging that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Great America LLC (collectively, “Six Flags/Great America”) were collecting finger-scan data without complying with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq. (“BIPA”), which, among other things, prohibits private entities from collecting, capturing, purchasing, receiving through trade or otherwise obtaining a person’s biometric identifiers or information without first providing that person with written notice of particular information and obtaining his/her written release. That action is titled, Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., et al., Case No. 16-CH-13, and is pending in the Circuit Court for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois. Six Flags/Great America have denied that they violated BIPA in any way, denied that the finger scanners collected biometric identifiers or information, and asserted that, in any event, members and season pass holders were provided with written notice and consented to the use of the finger scanners. Notwithstanding their disagreements about the merits of the case, the parties have proposed a settlement that, if approved by the Court, will resolve all claims about these finger scans.
Who is eligible for a refund?
The proposed Settlement is for all people who visited Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2018, and scanned their finger or fingers on a finger scanner at the park entry gates.
Is a receipt required?
Proof of purchase is not required.
How much will I get back?
People who first had their finger scanned when entering Six Flags Great America between October 1, 2013, and April 30, 2016 can receive up to $200, payable in 5 installments. People who first had their finger scanned when entering the park between May 1, 2016, and December 31, 2018 can receive up to $60, payable in five installments.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
October 12, 2021.
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
For example, a class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. In other words, a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products.
But, each case is different, and each will specify who is included. In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
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