Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the settlement. Detailed information about the settlement is contained in the Class Notice and Settlement Agreement.

If you do not find an answer to your question here, please contact us directly.

About The Settlement

Why did I receive this Settlement Payment?

Your settlement payment is the result of a settlement in the Bernal et al. v Native Wholesale, Inc. settlement.

This Lawsuit was about whether Native Wholesale, Inc.  violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). Among other things, BIPA prohibits private companies from capturing, collecting, or otherwise obtaining an individual’s biometric identifier or biometric information, including a fingerprint or identifying information based on a fingerprint, without first providing an individual with certain written disclosures and obtaining written consent. The Lawsuit alleges that Native Wholesale, Inc. violated BIPA by collecting a scan of their biometric identifiers (such as hand or facial geometry, fingers, or eyes) for timekeeping purposes without first providing them with legally-required written disclosures and obtaining written consent.

Native Wholesale denied any violation of the law. The parties agreed to a settlement to resolve the Lawsuit. The Court did not decide whether Native Wholesale, Inc. violated the law.

Who received a settlement payment from the settlement?

Eligible class members who timely returned valid claim forms were sent settlement payments.

If you chose to receive your settlement payment by check, please cash your check by September 1, 2023 or it will be void.

If your address changed recently, send an email with your name, your old address and new address to

How do I get a settlement payment?

To receive a settlement payment, you must be a Settlement Class Member and have completed and submitted a timely and valid Claim Form.

It is too late to submit a Claim Form now.

I need my check reissued. What should I do?

To request a check reissue, write to the Settlement Administrator at:

Native Wholesale. Inc. BIPA Settlement
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2002
Chanhassen, MN, 55317-2002

Or send an email to

Is it too late to receive a settlement payment if I did not timely submit a claim form?

Yes, it is too late. If you did not previously complete and return a claim form by the deadline set by the Court, you are not eligible to receive a settlement payment. No exceptions can be made.

What if I have more questions?

If you still have questions, you may email the Settlement Administrator at

More details are in the Settlement Agreement.  You can get a copy of the Settlement Agreement here. You can also write with questions to:

Native Wholesale. Inc. BIPA Settlement
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2002
Chanhassen, MN, 55317-2002