Fila Toning Apparel Plaintiff Quits Federal Class Action

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT) -- The plaintiff in a proposed class action accusing Fila USA Inc. of falsely advertising that its workout apparel could sculpt and tone the body abandoned the action in California federal court Tuesday, opting to pursue the claims in state court instead.

The proposed class action attacked Fila's claims that its Body Toning System clothing could provide a 50 percent increase in the effectiveness of workouts and 41 percent more support than traditional workout clothing. According to plaintiff Bertha Castaneda, Fila's very specific performance claims appear to...
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