Skechers' Class Damages Cap Suit Rejected By High Court

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 3:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear shoe company Skechers USA Inc.'s case alleging a plaintiff purposely limited class damages in her proposed false advertising class action in order to avoid federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.

The plaintiff, who sued Skechers for alleged false advertising of its Shape-Ups toning shoes, filed a binding stipulation along with her complaint saying she would not seek more than $5 million for the proposed class of Arkansas consumers who bought the shoes.

The stipulation was...
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