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Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the settlement. Detailed information about the settlement is contained in the Class Notice and Settlement Agreement.

If you do not find an answer to your question here, please contact us directly.

About The Settlement

1. Why did I receive this check?

Eligible class members were sent settlement payments by check.  Please cash your check by June 21, 2023 or it will be void.

If your address changed recently, send an email with your name, your old address and new address to

2. What is a class action?

In a class action, one or more people called class representatives (in this case, Belicia Cruz) sue on behalf of a group or a “class” of people who have similar claims.  In a class action, the court resolves the issues for all class members, except for those who exclude themselves from the Class.

3. What was this lawsuit about?

This lawsuit alleged that TCG violated Illinois law by unlawfully collecting or capturing Biometric Identifiers and/or Biometric Information through its fingerprint and/or hand scan clock-in system. TCG denied the claims in the lawsuit and contends that it did not do anything wrong and denies that class certification is warranted or appropriate. The Court did not resolve the claims or defenses raised in this action. Nor has the Court determined that TCG did anything wrong. Rather, the Parties have, without admitting liability, agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

4. Why is there a Settlement?

The Court has not decided whether the Plaintiff or the Defendant should win this case.  Instead, both sides agreed to a Settlement.  That way, they avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation, and Class Members will get compensation sooner rather than, if at all, after the completion of a trial.

5. How do I know if I am in the Settlement Class?

The Court decided that everyone who fits the following description is a member of the Settlement Class:

All individuals who worked or are currently working for Defendant in the State of Illinois, including current or former temporary workers or contractors engaged by Defendant, who had their Biometric Identifiers and/or Biometric Information allegedly collected, captured, received, or otherwise obtained or disclosed by Defendant or its agents, without first signing a written consent form, for the period March 8, 2017, through July 13, 2022.

6. What does the Settlement provide?

Monetary Relief: A Settlement Fund was created totaling $237,600. Class Member payments, and the cost to administer the Settlement, the cost to inform people about the Settlement, attorneys’ fees (inclusive of litigation costs), and an award to the Class Representative came out of this fund.

Prospective Relief:  TCG has represented that it has provided, and will continue to provide, all notices and consents as required by BIPA.

A detailed description of the settlement benefits can be found in the Settlement Agreement, a copy of which is accessible here.

7. How much is my check?

Payments were $535.41.

8. When will I get my payment?

Payments were sent on  March 23, 2023.

9. I need my check reissued. What should I do?

To request a check reissue, write to the Settlement Administrator at:

Cruz BIPA Settlement
Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2002
Chanhassen, MN, 55317-2002

Or send an email to

10. Do I have a lawyer in the case?

The Court has appointed Philip L. Fraietta and Joseph I. Marchese of Bursor & Fisher, P.A. to represent the class.  They are called “Class Counsel.”  They believe, after conducting an extensive investigation, that the Settlement Agreement is fair, reasonable, and in the best interests of the Settlement Class. You will not be charged for these lawyers.  If you want to be represented by your own lawyer in this case, you may hire one at your expense.

11. Where do I get more information?

More details are in the Settlement Agreement. You can get a copy of the Settlement Agreement here. You may also write with questions to Cruz BIPA Settlement, P.O. Box 2002, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002. You can call the Settlement Administrator at (844) 443-5220 or Class Counsel at (646) 837-7150, if you have any questions. You may also find additional information elsewhere on this case website.