Game-Changing BIPA Cases Reported in Law360, Majority are Shook Client Wins

Law360 reported on the five most important biometric privacy litigation cases in 2020 – three of the top five cases were Shook wins for clients, including two Seventh Circuit appeals – which are shaping BIPA case law in Illinois. 

In “5 BIPA Cases That Moved The Needle In 2020,” Law360 notes Shook wins in Fox v. Dakkota, Miller v. Southwest Airlines and Crooms v. Southwest Airlines. These rulings are seen as having game-changing implications for present and future biometric privacy litigation cases, on issues involving standing to bring BIPA claims in federal court, and labor law preemption.  The three decisions are the only defense wins cited in the article. 

“We are very pleased that three of the top five BIPA decisions cited by Law360 are Shook wins for our BIPA clients,” said Shook Partner and Director of Shook’s Biometric Privacy Defense Team Melissa Siebert. “In each case, our BIPA appellate strategy and how we have implemented it has significantly impacted BIPA litigation, providing one of the few clear paths to victory for BIPA defendants.” 

Shook attorneys who worked on these noted cases include Partners Melissa Siebert and Matt Wolfe, Of Counsel Erin Hines, and Associates Jon Studer, Kali Backer, Kathleen Ryan and Ian Hansen

Shook is one of the leading BIPA class action defense firms in the country, handling more key appeals on BIPA issues than any other firm, according to court records.