Insurer Won't Defend Pet Supplies Chain In BIPA Violation Suit

By Riley Murdock (June 15, 2022, 7:09 PM EDT) — An Illinois insurer said it shouldn’t have to defend a pet supplies retail chain in an ex-employee’s proposed privacy class action, telling a Michigan federal court Wednesday that the claims are either not covered or explicitly excluded in the company’s insurance policy.

The former employee’s allegations that Pet Supplies Plus Holding LLC collected and stored fingerprint data from its workers without their consent, in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, do not trigger Continental Casualty Co.’s duty to defend it, the insurer said in a complaint.

Even if the claims were covered and weren’t excluded, Continental said, it still…

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