$40 million settlement in Skechers’ class action suit

August 23, 2012 by

On August 13, 2012, a federal judge preliminarily approved a $40 million settlement between Skechers USA Inc. and consumers who boght the company’s toning shoes in a class action lawsuit filed over advertisements that consumers said made unfounded claims that the footwear would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles.

An undetermined number of people will be able to get refunds for their purchases of as much as $80 per pair of Shape-Ups; $84 per pair of Resistance Runner shoes; up to $54 per pair of Podded Sole Shoes; and $40 per pair for Tone-Ups.

The agreement comes three months after Manhattan Beach, California-based Skechers reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission over the advertisements for the shoes.

Steve Larson
An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, consumer cases, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, employment matters, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.

Legal Disclaimer

The information contained in this blog does not constitute legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this blog.