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ABC World News Reports Skechers Agrees to $40 Million Settlement with the FTC

Sarah N. Emery
Associate Attorney at Schachter Hendy & Johnson PSC
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ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/skechers-pay-40-million-toning-shoe-claims/story?id=16359254) reported that Skechers has agreed to pay $40 million dollars based upon deceptive claims regarding its toning shoes. The Federal Trade Comission found Skechers made unfounded and unsupported claims concerning the strengthening, muscle toning, weight loss and cardiovascular health benefits conferred by Skechers toning shoes.

The FTC also noted that Skechers manipulated and cherry-picked results from studies to support their claims. In one case, Skechers touted the endorsement of chiropractor Dr. Steven Gautreau. What Skechers failed to disclose was that Dr. Gautreau was married to a Skechers marketing executive and had been paid to conduct the study.

Many of the people who bought Skechers toning shoes based on these deceptive and false claims also suffered chronic injuries or injuries from falls. If you have suffered a toning shoe injury after wearing Skechers Shape-ups, you may have a legal case for your damages. Call the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson, P.S.C., co-lead counsel in the Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe Multi-District Litigation, to talk with a skilled personal injury attorney at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 in a free legal consultation today.

I currently own two pair of Skecher's Shape-ups. I would like to be refunded for the purchase price of the shoes, about $100 each pair. They are fairly new but now with all of this news, I don't think I should wear them but now I have $200 invested in shoes I can't wear.
Posted by Diane Franzen on May 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM

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