Consumers who took part in the class-action Skechers lawsuit that was officially settled in May 2013 for $40 million, should be receiving checks soon. As a settlement administrator will be mailing out more than 509,000 checks beginning this week.
The Skechers Lawsuit Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are reporting that consumers who participated in a class-action Skechers lawsuit should expect to receive a Skechers settlement check within the coming week, as a settlement administrator has recently started mailing out refund checks to the more than 509,000 plaintiffs in this case. Consumers who receive these Skechers lawsuit settlement checks will have until October 10, 2013 to cash them, and the specific amounts of the checks will depend on the precise portion of their claim that was approved. In general, however, consumers involved in this Skechers Lawsuit case are eligible to receive a full refund for the purchase of their Skechers Shape-Ups (up to $80), their Resistance Runner shoes (up to $84), their Podded Sole shoes (up to $54) and their Tone-Ups (up to $40) as part of this Skechers lawsuit settlement.
In May 2013, Federal Judge Thomas B. Russell of Louisville approved a deal that granted a $40 million settlement to the hundreds of thousands of consumers in this class-action Skechers lawsuit. This case consolidated more than 70 Skechers lawsuits throughout the U.S., and the judge’s approval of the $40 million settlement in this class-action Skechers lawsuit had been handed down just about one year after Skechers and the plaintiffs had initially agreed upon it.
While the two primary plaintiffs in this Skechers lawsuit will receive $2,500, the attorneys representing the consumers have been awarded a total of $5 million to split, which will not come out of the $40 million awarded to consumers. Once all of the other consumers who were plaintiffs in this case have received their refund checks, any remaining money will be sent to the FTC, according to Judge Russell’s ruling.
Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have suffered severe injuries after using products with defective or dangerous designs. Our experienced Skechers attorneys have a proven track record of successfully going up against large corporations. We are here for individuals who think that they have been injured due to these toning shoes to speak to our Skechers lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Deceptive Advertising Regarding Skechers Toning Shoes Alleged Benefits
At the heart of this recently settled class-action Skechers lawsuit was the claim that Skechers intentionally misled consumers in advertising for its toning shoes by claiming that these shoes provided health benefits that had not been substantiated by scientific evidence. Specifically, Skechers toning shoes ads claimed that wearing these shoes could tone leg and buttocks muscles, tighten abdominal muscles, and reduce knee joint stress.
However, an independent study conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and published in June 2010 found that, “there is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.”
Although Skechers has denied allegations of falsely advertising the health benefits of its toning shoes, company representatives have stated that Skechers ultimately decided to settle this case to avoid having to a endure a long, expensive trial. In fact, when the $40 million settlement was first reached in May 2012, Skechers’ chief financial officer, David Weinberg, stated that, “while we vigorously deny the allegations made in these legal proceedings and looked forward to vindicating these claims in court, Skechers could not ignore the exorbitant cost and endless distraction of several years spent defending multiple lawsuits in multiple courts across the country.”
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