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Published: Tuesday, 5/14/2013

$40M settlement OK’d over Skechers shoes

BLADE NEWS SERVICES

LOUISVILLE — A federal judge approved a $40 million class-action settlement Monday between Skechers USA Inc. and consumers who bought toning shoes after ads claimed that the footwear would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell in Louisville approved the deal, which covers more than 520,000 claims.

Those with approved claims will get up to $80 per pair of Shape-Ups; $84 per pair of Resistance Runner shoes; up to $54 per pair of Podded Sole Shoes, and $40 per pair of Tone-Ups.



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