Toning Shoe Maker Wins Nod For $5.3M False Ad Settlement

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 4:05 PM EST) -- A California federal judge signed off Thursday on footwear manufacturer FitFlop USA LLP's $5.3 million settlement with a class of shoe purchasers accusing the company of advertising that its toning shoes strengthened leg muscles and had other health benefits they couldn't provide.

Judge Thomas J. Whelan preliminarily approved the deal calling for FitFlop to reimburse any purchaser of FitFlop shoes from 2007 until the date of the class notice for at least two pairs of shoes per customer.

“The court has conducted a preliminary assessment of...
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