Heidelberg v. Forman Mills Inc.

Heidelberg v. Forman Mills Inc., 
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
Case No. 2020 CH 04079 

If you were employed by Defendant Forman Mills, Inc. (“Forman Mills”) at any of its Illinois location between May 5, 2015 and September 1, 2020 and were required by Forman Mills to scan your finger or hand for timekeeping purposes, you may be entitled to benefits under a class action lawsuit.

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  • A proposed Settlement will provide $2,387,325.00 (the “Settlement Funds”) to fully settle and release claims of the following individuals:

    The approximately 3,435 individuals employed by Defendant Forman Mills Inc. in the State of Illinois who logged onto, interfaced with, or used any software, systems, or devices that used the individual’s finger, hand, or any biometric identifier of any type (“Biometric Systems”) at a Forman Mills location in Illinois between May 5, 2015 and September 1, 2020.

  • The following are excluded from the Settlement Class: (1) the judge presiding over this case; (2) the judges of the Illinois Appellate Court; (3) the immediate families of the preceding person(s); (4) any Released Party; and (5) any Settlement Class Member who timely opts out of this Action.

  • Forman Mills denies Plaintiff’s allegations and deny any wrongdoing whatsoever. The Court has not ruled on the merits of Plaintiff’s claims or Forman Mills’ defenses. By entering into the Settlement, Forman Mills has not conceded the truth or validity of any of the claims against it.

  • The Settlement Funds shall be used to pay amounts related to the Settlement, including Settlement Award checks to Settlement Class, Settlement Class Representative Incentive Payments to the Settlement Class Representative, attorneys’ fees and costs to Class Counsel and the costs of notice and administration of the Settlement. Class Counsel estimates that each Settlement Class Members will receive approximately $400

  • Your rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are explained in this website. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read this website carefully.


If you ask to be excluded, you will not receive a payment.  This is the only option that allows you to pursue your own claims against Forman Mills or other released parties related to a released claim. The deadline for excluding yourself is July 10, 2023.
If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must write to the Court about why you believe the Settlement is unfair in any respect. The deadline for objecting is July 10, 2023.
DO NOTHINGIf you do nothing, you will still receive a payment from the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Forman Mills or any other released parties related to a released claim.
You may attend the Final Approval Hearing. At the Final Approval Hearing you may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. To speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must file a document which includes your name, address, telephone number and your signature with the Court, which must also state your intention to appear at the Final Approval Hearing. This must be filed no later than July 10, 2023.
  • These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this website.

  • The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Settlement Award Checks will be disbursed if the Court approves the Settlement and once any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

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Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.


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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Monday, July 10, 2023 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, July 10, 2023.
  • Objection Deadline

    Monday, July 10, 2023 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Monday, July 10, 2023.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2023 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. CT in Courtroom 2809, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602. Please check this website for updates.

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