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Certain visitors to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, who submitted a finger scan to enter the park may be eligible to submit a Six Flags settlement claim form and benefit from a $36 million class action settlement.

The Class consists of all people who visited Six Flags Great America in Gurnee between Oct. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2018, and scanned their finger or fingers on a finger scanner at the park entry gates.

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit accused Six Flags Entertainment Corp. and Great America LLC of collecting finger scans in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

BIPA prohibits private entities from collecting, purchasing, or otherwise acquiring individuals’ biometric identifiers without first providing notice in writing of specific information and obtaining their written permission.

Six Flags denies these accusations and asserts that members and season pass holders were, in fact, provided with written notice. However, the parties have agreed to a settlement to resolve the claims.

Six Flags operates 27 theme parks and water parks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and plans to open a park soon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Because Six Flags Great America has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the park’s future operations remain uncertain, the $36 million settlement fund will be funded in five annual installments, according to the settlement website.

  • 2021: up to $3.5 million, payable 14 business days after the settlement’s effective date
  • 2022: up to $5 million, payable on the first anniversary of the effective date 
  • 2023: up to $7.5 million, payable on 2-year anniversary of the effective date 
  • 2024: up to $8.5 million, payable on 3-year anniversary of the effective date
  • 2025: up to $11.5 million, payable on 4-year anniversary of the effective date

Filing a Six Flags Settlement Claim Form

Class Members submitting valid approved claims will be paid until all eligible claimants have been paid in full or until the settlement fund is exhausted.

Class Members’ potential awards vary according to when they first entered Six Flags Great America with a finger scan:

  • Oct. 1, 2013, to April 30, 2016: up to $200, payable in five installments. 
  • May 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018: up to $60, payable in five installments.

Payments will be made per person, regardless of the number of times they visited Six Flags Great America or had their finger scanned.

These amounts may be reduced proportionately depending on whether the total dollar value of claims filed, settlement administration costs, attorneys’ fees, and other expenses exceed the amount of the settlement fund.

Claim forms sent to potential Class Members indicated which group they belong to.

In addition to the monetary relief, the defendants also have agreed to place a biometric data retention and destruction policy on the Six Flags Great America website and to comply with it.

A final approval hearing in the Six Flags finger scan settlement has yet to be scheduled.

Anyone who wishes to object to or opt out of the settlement must do so by July 30, 2021.

The deadline to submit a Six Flags settlement claim form is Oct. 12, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

All people who visited Six Flags Great America in Gurnee between Oct. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2018, and scanned their finger or fingers on a finger scanner at the park entry gates.

Potential Award

Up to $200.

Class Members’ potential awards vary according to when they first entered Six Flags Great America with a finger scan:

  • Oct. 1, 2013, to April 30, 2016: up to $200, payable in five installments. 
  • May 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018: up to $60, payable in five installments.
Proof of Purchase

No proof of purchase is required. However, the settlement administrator might contact you if additional information is required.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

10/12/2021

Case Name

Rosenbach, et al. v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., et al., Case No. 16-CH-13 in the Circuit Court for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois

Final Hearing

TBD

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Theme Park Settlement Administrator
c/o A.B. Data Ltd.
P.O. Box 173136
Milwaukee, WI 53217
info@themeparksettlement.com
1-800-391-9724

Class Counsel

PROGRESSIVE LAW GROUP LLC
BOCK HATCH & OPPENHEIM LLC

Defense Counsel

JENNER & BLOCK LLP

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116 Comments

  • Zenaida Rivera September 21, 2021

    Add me

  • Suzzy Q September 9, 2021

    You have all been added!
    Congratulations!!

  • Fito September 7, 2021

    I went with my service dog and they scanned his paw. Please add Fito.

  • Nikki August 22, 2021

    Y’all are a bunch of morons- just sayin

  • Joann Davis August 3, 2021

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    • Laura R Gould August 3, 2021

      YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SAY ”ADD ME’. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE CLAIM FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CLAIM!!!!
      SCROLL UP THE PAGE AND CLICK ON “FILE A CLAIM”

      • Johnny Jones August 18, 2021

        Add me too please

    • Kimberly Crockett August 15, 2021

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  • Darrell B Stewart July 31, 2021

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    • LAURA GOULD August 3, 2021

      YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SAY ”ADD ME’. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE CLAIM FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CLAIM!!!!
      SCROLL UP THE PAGE AND CLICK ON “FILE A CLAIM”

      • Victoria September 12, 2021

        I deleted my settlement with the offer. Could you please email me so I can retrieve it?

  • yvonne apel July 30, 2021

    Add me please

    • Laura Gould August 3, 2021

      YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SAY ”ADD ME’. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE CLAIM FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CLAIM!!!!
      SCROLL UP THE PAGE AND CLICK ON “FILE A CLAIM”

  • LaKeisha July 29, 2021

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    • Laura Gould August 3, 2021

      YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SAY ”ADD ME’. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE CLAIM FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CLAIM!!!!
      SCROLL UP THE PAGE AND CLICK ON “FILE A CLAIM”

  • Sheryl Holmes July 29, 2021

    Add me please I have went multiple times with my kids this is crazy !

  • Patricia Arleen Long July 29, 2021

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  • Enadelia Lopez July 23, 2021

    My spouse and my three kids, I received the ID they need to get form, the only issue is it says the number needs to have 14 and I have less. Not understanding how else to go about it. Could you email my form?

  • Jeannette Martinez July 22, 2021

    Yes please add. Me..

  • Rafael Onyx Martinez July 22, 2021

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    • Glenda E Smith July 29, 2021

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  • LISA HAWKINS July 21, 2021

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  • LAKESHA PRIMUS July 20, 2021

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  • Reta Littlejohn July 20, 2021

    Add me and 3 kids

  • Anna Saxon July 17, 2021

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  • Tonesha Coleman July 15, 2021

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  • Erika diosdado July 15, 2021

    I only received mine I need my husban and my 3 kids unique ID how could I get them

    • Jen Lewis July 19, 2021

      Did you get a check or was it direct deposited?

      • Robert Schirmer July 19, 2021

        I’m guessing that she’s referring to having received the claims form in the mail, not a settlement check. A date for the final approval hearing hasn’t even been set yet, so it’ll be a long time before they distribute the money from the settlement fund. Claim forms have been mailed to all eligible claim members, this form included your unique claim ID# and it indicated which claim group you belong to.

  • Linda Hopkins July 13, 2021

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  • Naterra July 13, 2021

    We need to add ALL cities !! Atlanta took thumb prints as well !!

    • Tom July 29, 2021

      It’s an Illinois law, not a federal one. It only applies to businesses that operate in the state of Illinois.

  • Alisha Hagberg July 12, 2021

    Why is it only for ppl who visited the one in illinois? I often went to the one in Massachusetts and my fingerprint was taken & used every time i visited

    • Ellerby July 18, 2021

      Right

    • T brisk July 25, 2021

      Because Illinois filed the claim? Or because of Illinois privacy act?

      • Tom July 29, 2021

        It’s the ” Illinois Biometric Privacy Act” It’s not a federal law.

  • Noah McCurry July 11, 2021

    add me and my family of 6

  • Kenny Strege July 11, 2021

    Add me, July, 2014

  • Karys Shea July 9, 2021

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    Oh my Gosh

  • Randy L Suydam July 8, 2021

    add me please

  • STEVEN July 8, 2021

    Yes. Add m

  • Debbie Bibbs July 8, 2021

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  • Marty Lynn Pedicini July 8, 2021

    I visited the park on 10/10/15, for my son’s BD, and we took 4 of his friends. Total of 6. And yes, I listened to the kids complain all day about how they felt violated and their thoughts were this is like a secured government facility like they see on TV!

  • Shemika Wallace July 8, 2021

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  • Earlene Griffin July 8, 2021

    Add me please I took my daughter and her friends

  • LISA HAWKINS July 8, 2021

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  • Faye Richardson July 7, 2021

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  • Rosetta July 6, 2021

    Add me, thank Illinois for not letting Six Flags get away with this violation.

  • JOE EZELL July 6, 2021

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  • TERI MATHEWS July 6, 2021

    Please add me

  • Barb McCart July 6, 2021

    This is a problem the administration will not address.

  • jamie nicole payne July 3, 2021

    Please add me. June 2015

  • Valeria Ready July 2, 2021

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  • Patricia Tokash July 2, 2021

    Went to a cheer comp in May of 2019 in Virginia

  • sushruthi July 2, 2021

    please add me..

    • Patricia Tokash July 2, 2021

      Went to a cheer comp in May of 2019 in Virginia

  • Keith L Williams July 2, 2021

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  • Linda Padilla July 1, 2021

    Does this also count for Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia Califirnia?

  • Brenda Langworthy July 1, 2021

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  • Jane June 25, 2021

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  • Michelle H. June 25, 2021

    There are other theme parks, such as Universal Studios Hollywood, which have used fingerprint verification as well. Should there be suits filed against those parks?

  • Lana Mesi June 25, 2021

    Why is the lawsuit for Illinois only? My family all had fingerprint scans at Six Flags in New Jersey. Kindly advise

    • Dave Boriwski July 3, 2021

      This is because the state of IL is democrat – run and likes to go after big business to take its money and redistribute to the little guy.

      • Dave Borlwski July 29, 2021

        Now THERE’S a stupid…

    • Cierra Hanlin July 5, 2021

      Because Illinois is the only state to have pushed the issue

  • William Egner June 25, 2021

    Add me

  • Jaclynn Bangma June 25, 2021

    How do I become part of this class action? Multiple times I scanned my finger print

    • Jaime cervantes l June 25, 2021

      I scanned my fingerprints at six flags. I want to be part of it

  • Renee Williams June 24, 2021

    My family had their finger scanned when we were ticket holders in St Louis. Is there a case for St Louis as well?

  • Lydia June 24, 2021

    They had me and a friend fingerprint at the six flags in California would it be part of this settlement or part of a separate one?

  • Steve Hemphill June 24, 2021

    Please add me to this class action against SIX FLAGS or please mail me a claim form P.O. Box 86826

  • I. Ransom June 24, 2021

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  • Ronald Campbell June 24, 2021

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  • Stacy Dennis June 24, 2021

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  • Leevella mayoy June 24, 2021

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  • Gail Koehler June 24, 2021

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  • James. Cocce June 24, 2021

    Add me we were visiting in august of 2014 and were scanned

  • Rebecca Contee June 24, 2021

    Add me please

  • Marsha’ Caston June 24, 2021

    I have been 4 times over those years. Scanned hand every time.

    • Irene Ndedi June 24, 2021

      Add me please

  • Georgia White June 24, 2021

    Add me

  • Rose M Parks June 24, 2021

    I was scanned August 2, 2014. It was my 1st time attending the Park. Please add me!

  • Raymond Sorg June 24, 2021

    I was scanned upon entry
    Pls add me

  • Carrie Lattyak June 23, 2021

    Add me please

  • Ashley June 22, 2021

    Is it only the Illinois location or chums it be Jersey as well?

  • Bradden June 22, 2021

    I’ve been multiple times in the last two years n have my shit scanned every time I better get this 200$

    • Laura Gould August 3, 2021

      THEN YOU BETTER CLICK ABOVE ON THE “FILE CLAIM BUTTON. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN IF YOU SIMPLY SAY “ADD ME’ WHO DO YOU THINK WILL ADD YOU ?? YOU HAVE TO DO IT YOURSELF. THIS IS MADDENING. YOU HAVE TO SCROLL UP AND CLICK ON THE “FILE bUTTON”

      • Michele August 18, 2021

        These people are idiots. I don’t think just saying “add me” will just magically add them to the lawsuit. They don’t even put their name down or anything lol

  • Christie Williams June 22, 2021

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    • Nancy campos June 22, 2021

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  • Mahri Ramsey June 20, 2021

    I went to Six Flags a couple years ago and I distinctly remember the nice blonde lady ensuring my family and I that if we scanned our fingerprints it would allow us to come and go. I thought it was weird, but wanted to get into the ride because my nephew was really excited. I’m glad their being held accountable and I am eligible for the refund.

  • Kenneth Lim June 20, 2021

    Hi I was there with my family 2018 my step dads boss has season passes and he invited us to go and when we got there the six flag employe asked us for our finger prints so we could leave and come back

  • E Pinkston June 20, 2021

    I went to six flags from 2013-2016 and I can attest to the fingerprints

    • Trina A Hewitt June 24, 2021

      Add me i have too8 my grandchildren a couple of times

  • Alondra June 20, 2021

    I remember going and they asked for my fingerprint which i thought was weird because they would only scan the ticket and stamp u when you leave if you want to come back

  • CHRISTOPHER MCKOY June 20, 2021

    Add me please

  • CHRISTOPHER MCKOY June 20, 2021

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  • Karen Wong June 19, 2021

    Add me please.

  • Lori Walton June 19, 2021

    Is Maryland included in this lawsuit? They did the same thing.

  • Luz Rebolledo June 18, 2021

    Hi my name is luz Rebolledo and I like to be part of this, I visited six flag in 2015 and I remember putting my fingerprints. only thing i had the season pass with my boyfriend and his family . I’d like to know if you are able to email me that claim form for that year please thank you

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