FTC Settlement Leads to California Class Action
Represented by attorney Brooks Cutter, Kershaw Talley clients are among over 300 plaintiffs to date involved in the California class action lawsuit against Skechers USA arising from injuries allegedly linked to the Shape Up/Toning shoe products.
Common injuries reported include hairline fractures of the foot and leg bones, torn ligaments and broken ankles, many requiring surgical repair.
If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…
Introduced in 2009, ads for Skechers Shape-Ups featured celebrities including Kim Kardashian touting the benefits of toning while walking or without having to step foot in a gym. By 2010, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) began to question the product’s safety and efficacy.
In August 2012, Skechers USA agreed to a $40 million class action settlement in Federal court on behalf of consumers who bought the product based upon the company’s misleading claims, namely that the shoes enhanced cardiovascular health, aided weight loss and strengthened/toned muscles, to name a few. The settlement followed a negotiated deal with the Federal Trade Commission who deemed the advertising, deceptive.
Kershaw Talley Attorney, Brooks Cutter Named Co-Lead and Liaison Counsel in Skechers USA Litigation
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If you’ve suffered a serious injury while using Skecher Shape-Up/Toning products, please contact attorney Brooks Cutter for a free consultation.
Attorney Brooks Cutter represents injured plaintiffs in Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Class Action, Defective Medical Products and Product Liability cases, demonstrating the firm’s ability to devote substantial resources through trials involving large corporations. Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for their clients and the classes they have represented.