BELLEVILLE — Three employees filed a class action lawsuit against biometric collectors for allegedly unlawfully collecting personal information.

Stephanea Boyce, Evadne Denzmore and Nichole Holm, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 4, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gardant Management Solutions Inc. and Does 1-100, alleging that they violated the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendants illegally collected, stored and used their biometric identifiers and information without informed written consent. 

As a result of defendants' unlawful acts, Boyce, Denzmore and Holm suffered damages of less than $75,000 and fear and worry that their private information may be used illegally. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing plaintiffs' counsel as class counsel, injunctive relief to protect the plaintiffs' interest, statutory damages of $5,000 for intentional violation and $1,000 for negligent violation of the act, attorney's fees, costs and any further relief that the court deems appropriate. 

They are represented by John D. Driscoll of The Driscoll Firm PC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-719

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