Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Skechers lawsuits continue to rise, despite a $ 40 million settlement(1) reached with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year, according to the experienced personal injury law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC. While the Skechers class action lawsuit settlement resolved charges that the manufacturer of Skechers Toning Shoes made unfounded claims about the shoes purported benefits, consumers allegedly injured while wearing Skechers have filed dozens of Skechers injury lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky. (In Re: Skechers Toning Shoes Products Liability Litigation MDL 2308)
Wright & Schulte LLC, which is playing a leading role in the federal Skechers litigation, and recently filed more than 100 Skechers injury lawsuits in the Western District of Kentucky. Richard W. Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, is serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the federal Skechers litigation. The firm continues to offer free Skechers injury lawsuit consultations to anyone who suffered a serious injury while using Skechers Shape-Ups. For more information on filing a Skechers Shape-Ups lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit http://www.yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.
Skechers Shape-Ups were introduced in 2009, and quickly became the market leader in the toning footwear category, according to the FTC. Consumers were induced to spend as much as $ 100 per pair on the toning shoes by advertising campaigns in which celebrity endorsers, including Kim Kardashian and Joe Montana, promised the shoes would enable a wearer to Shape Up While You Walk, and Get in Shape without Setting Foot in a Gym. However, in May 2012 Skechers USA agreed to pay $ 40 million to settle FTC charges that the company deceived consumers by making unfounded claims that Shape-Ups would help people lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles. The Skechers Shape-Ups settlement barred the company from making claims for its toning shoes unless they are true and backed by scientific evidence, including: