Snapchat Biometrics Class Complaint Dismissed In Favor Of Arbitration

Mealey's (September 1, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — One day after filing a notice of nonopposition to a motion to compel arbitration by Snapchat Inc., the lead plaintiffs in a putative class action on Aug. 30 filed a notice of voluntary dismissal in California federal court, agreeing to pursue their claim against the social network provider under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) via arbitration (Jose Luis Martinez, et al. v. Snapchat Inc., No. 2:16-CV-05182, C.D. Calif.).

(Notice of voluntary dismissal available. Document #97-160922-023P.)

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