Richard W. Schulte, Partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Skechers Toning Shoe Products Liability Litigation (MDL #2308)


Mr. Schulte will Work with Plaintiffs’ Leadership to Prosecute Product Liability Claims on Behalf of Plaintiffs Who Suffered Serious Injuries, Allegedly Due to Skechers Shape-Ups Toning Shoes.

Skechers-Shape-Ups-Toning-Shoes-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer-AttorneyThe nationwide law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC is pleased to announce that Richard W. Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Skechers Toning Shoe Products Liability Litigation (MDL #2308), now pending in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky. Mr. Schulte was appointed to the Committee by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas B. Russell in an Order dated August 22, 2012.

As a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, Mr. Schulte will work with Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsels and Liaison Counsel to coordinate and prosecute claims on behalf of consumers who sustained serious injuries, allegedly due to Skechers Shape-Ups Toning Shoes. The Skechers Toning Shoe Products Liability Litigation was established by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation via a Transfer Order dated December 19, 2011. Plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation allege that Skechers Shape-Ups’ “rocker bottom” sole altered their gait and caused severe lateral instability, resulting in serious injuries including stress fractures, joint injuries, tendon and ligament injuries, and acute injuries from falling. The plaintiffs further allege that Skechers promoted its toning shoes as having multiple health benefits compared to ordinary athletic shoes while knowing the shoes do not confer those benefits and failing to warn of the shoes’ serious additional risks.

Mr. Schulte appointment to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Skechers Toning Shoes litigation follows his extensive experience in other high-profile product liability litigations. He is currently serving as Co-Lead Counsel in the Darvocet/Darvon litigation (MDL #2226), also pending in the Western District of Kentucky. Mr. Schulte is also a member of the Discovery and Science Committee in the Yaz and Yasmin multidistrict litigation (MDL #2100) in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. Previously, Mr. Schulte served on various committees in the Ortho Evra multidistrict litigation (MDL 1742) in the Northern District of Ohio.

Wright & Schulte LLC continues to offer free lawsuit evaluations to victims of alleged Skechers Shape-Ups injuries. If you or a loved one suffered head trauma, broken bones, dislocations, tendinitis or another serious injury that may have been caused by Skechers Shape-Ups, please visit, or call 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.

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