Fluery v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit:

190 Contract: Other

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action


Honorable LaShonda A. Hunt



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  1. April 16, 2024

    BIPA Judge Laments Blown Discovery Deadlines — Again

    An Illinois federal judge on Monday scolded Union Pacific and the truck drivers suing it over alleged biometric privacy violations for missing a sixth discovery deadline, saying the results of multiple discovery extensions he's allowed over five years of litigation have been "disappointing, to say the least."

  2. April 10, 2024

    Union Pacific Can't Duck Biometric Privacy Lawsuit

    An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday again refused to dismiss a third amended complaint claiming that Union Pacific violated the state's biometric privacy law when it collected truck drivers' fingerprints without their informed consent, rejecting several new arguments raised by the railroad in its bid to ditch the suit.

  3. December 14, 2023

    Union Pacific Can't Shield Finger Scan Data From BIPA Suit

    Union Pacific must produce finger-scan data in a truck driver's oft-delayed biometric privacy case because the court may eventually need that data and "district court judges don't like surprises in their cases," an Illinois federal judge said Wednesday.

  4. April 25, 2023

    Judge Blasts 'Rote' Attempt To Extend BIPA Discovery

    An Illinois federal judge has refused to give Union Pacific and two truck drivers a four-month extension on all discovery deadlines in a biometric privacy suit targeting the railroad's biometric facility-access system, saying the request to push the case into a fifth year is "unacceptable" when supported by only a "skeletal" motion.

  5. November 18, 2022

    Judge Scolds Union Pacific, BIPA Plaintiff For 'Phoning It In'

    An Illinois federal magistrate judge denied a discovery motion Friday by plaintiffs alleging that Union Pacific violated Illinois' biometric privacy law, saying it was clear the parties have not been working together in good faith and directing them to keep meeting to resolve their differences. 

  6. June 24, 2021

    Union Pacific Wins Pause Of Trucker's Biometric Privacy Suit

    An Illinois federal judge paused discovery in a truck driver's fingerprint privacy suit against Union Pacific on Wednesday while appellate courts consider three pending cases that will help further define his claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

  7. May 10, 2021

    Trucker Slams Union Pacific's Bid To Delay Ill. Biometric Suit

    A truck driver has urged an Illinois federal judge not to pause his biometric privacy claims against Union Pacific while appellate courts weigh in on three pending cases, arguing a stay would lengthen already significant discovery delays in his suit.

  8. March 25, 2021

    Union Pacific Fails To Escape Truck Driver's Biometric Suit

    An Illinois federal judge rejected Union Pacific's bid to toss a lawsuit claiming that it unlawfully collected and used a truck driver's biometric data, saying the worker's claims aren't blocked by the Federal Railroad Safety and Interstate Commerce Commission Termination acts.