|Class Eligibility:||The settlement covers Skechers Toning line of shoes purchased between August 1st, 2008, and August 13, 2012. The models covered include:
|The claim amounts may be higher than the estimate if the claim pool of $40 million is not exhausted (up to the maximum), and it may be lower than the estimate if the claim pool gets exhausted.|
|Proof of Purchase:||NOT required for claims under $200.|
|May be required for claims over $200 or if $40 million claim pool is not exhausted (up to the maximum), and it may be lower than the estimate if the claim pool gets exhausted.|
|Case Name:||Grabowski v. Skechers U.S.A. , Inc., No. 3:12-cv-00204 (W.D. Ky.) ( “Grabowski Action”)|
The plaintiffs (and the FTC) claim that Skechers misrepresented their toning shoes as having benefits related to muscle toning that they did not in fact have. Skechers denies this charge, and claims that the benefits of Skechers toning shoes are supported by several studies. The court did not decide the case, but the parties decided to settle the matter.
We would like to congratulate the attorney at the Federal Trade Commission for pursuing this matter with such vigor and helping win this $40 settlement for consumers. What more important issue is there in our nation than false claims that wearing a silly shoes will tone your buttocks. It is outrageous that ordinary honest Americans invested their hard earned money into Skechers toning shoes and did not receive the Kim Kardashian derriere they were entitled to expect. What is the world coming to when a hard working American isn’t entitled to believe the manufacturer’s claims of magic shoes.
Hopefully the check will arrive just in time to get the new Ben and Jerrys Rock Hard Abs.
|Claims Administrator:||Skechers Toning Shoes
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 2008
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2008