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“Nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users could get their $400 checks soon after appeals court upholds $650 million settlement” Chicago Tribune

“Nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users could get their $400 checks soon after appeals court upholds $650 million settlement” Chicago Tribune

March 17, 2022

More than a year after a landmark $650 million Facebook privacy settlement was approved, checks for $397 each may finally be arriving for nearly 1.6 million Illinois users of the social media platform.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Hawaii issued a ruling Thursday upholding the class-action settlement over Facebook’s alleged violations of Illinois’ biometric privacy law. Barring further appeal, the money will go to Illinois class members within 60 days, according to Chicago attorney Jay Edelson, who filed the lawsuit against Facebook nearly seven years ago.

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