Skechers Shape-Up Settlement for $40 Million

Remember those Skechers TV commercials with Kim Kardashian that implied the shape-up shoes led to a toned body? Well, a class action lawsuit filed against Skechers USA Inc. was tentatively approved for settlement by a federal judge. The company agreed to pay $40 million as settlement charges in the case against consumers who bought the toning shoes after the misleading advertisements that made false claims to help people lose weight and tone muscles.

The advertisements claimed the shoes were designed to provide natural instability, which required more energy to run or walk; hence helping to lose weight and strengthening the muscles. The series of shape-up shoes had four variations, all of which qualify for a repayment depending on the original cost.

For more about this case, click the link to vist the Patterson Law Firm blog.

 
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