Class Eligibility

All persons who purchased Bearpaw Lassen WP men’s and women’s hiking boots from a Big 5 Sporting Goods store in California between January 25, 2012 through October 20, 2017.

Estimated Amount

$5 – $7.50

Proof of Purchase


Those without proof of purchase will only receive a voucher

Case Name

Jason Carmody v. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp., et al.,
Case No. 37-2016-0002469-CU-BT-CTL
Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego

Case Summary

The Action claims that Defendants misrepresented the waterproof nature of the Bearpaw Lassen WP hiking boots. The Plaintiff claimed that in doing so, Defendants violated laws that protects consumers: the California Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code § 17200), the California False Advertising Law (Business and Professions Code § 17500), and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code § 1770). Defendants deny and continue to deny each of the Action’s and Plaintiff’s allegations. However, to avoid the expense, inconvenience and risk created by the Action

Settlement Pool





Carmody v. Big 5 Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 404041
Louisville, KY 40233-4041
(866) 863-8937>

12 responses to “Bearpaw Hiking Boots Failed Waterproofing Class Action Settlement (California Only)”


    Boots did not protect my feet from wetness

    ADMIN – Hi Roberta,

    Exactly! That is the reason there is a settlement.

    • Ellen says:

      Not relevant to claim, just, I really feel for you, Admin… Somedays you gotta laugh, others..well tears must be held back or frustration? Smart weighs differently on every scale.. .Smile, Blessedbe

      ADMIN – Hi Ellen,

      Thanks for your kind words. If you saw the ones I delete…

  2. Susanna H Lavallee says:

    Parents bought them for me as a Christmas gift. They fell apart cue to leaking.

    ADMIN – Hi Susanna,

    If you are a class member consider filing a claim.

  3. Kenneth russell says:

    My feet did not stay dry

    ADMIN – Hi Kenneth,

    If in addition to wet feet your purchase was made during the qualified time at a qualified retailer per the terms disclosed in class eligibility, consider filing a claim.

  4. Onur says:

    I don’t think that bearpaw hiking boots waterproofing failed. I’ve been using them for 2 years now and they really don’t let any water in. There might have been an user error instead of a company error

    ADMIN – Hi Onur,

    I believe this is specific to a model.

  5. Jillian shatilla says:

    They did not keep my feet dry

    ADMIN – Hi Jillian,

    That is why there is a settlement.

  6. MARIA SCHELIN says:

    I can not find the link to file a claim.

    ADMIN – Hi Maria,

    Scroll up.

  7. Sharlon Gee says:

    Didn’t keep my feet dry

  8. jonae johnson says:

    Ill say these boots are better than most but my feet still got wet:/

    ADMIN – Hi Jonae,

    If you otherwise meet the requirements set forth by the settlement please file a claim .

  9. Crystal S says:

    The above link to follow a claim appears to be invalid. At least that is what I’m showing each time I’ve clicked on it
    Please advise if there is a work around for this?
    Thank you!!

    ADMIN – Hi Crystal,

    The deadline for this was May 3rd. That is why the link is not working

  10. kimberly mathely says:

    im mad

    ADMIN – Hi Kimberly,

    Are your feelings related to this class action settlement?

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