Petco says upcoming decisions warrant suspending biometric suit

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By Lauraann Wood (January 20, 2022, 4:30 PM EST) — Petco on Thursday urged an Illinois state court to stay a former employee’s biometric privacy lawsuit targeting its time-tracking protocols, arguing that at least two impending decisions from the Illinois Supreme Court could block all of his claims.

Petco Animal Supplies Inc. told the Cook County court in a remote hearing that it would be appropriate to continue the lawsuit against former employee James Robinson under the Biometric Information Privacy Act, of especially as the state’s top judges are set to resolve long-running claims accumulation and workers’ compensation issues. pre-emption.

Robinson’s claims could be shattered if the judges decide either issue in favor of Petco, the chain’s attorney,…

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