District gets $70,000 from Skechers settlement

The District will get $70,349 of the record $45 million that Skechers is paying to settle charges that its line of toning shoes were hyped with unsubstantiated health-related claims, including weight loss and toning muscles.

The city was included in the class-action lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission and 43 states against Skechers, which denied the wrongdoing but agreed to settle.

D.C. residents bought about $2 million worth of the shoes and will get about $80,000 in restitution from the settlement, according to the city attorney general’s office.

Neighboring Virginia will get $115,000 from the settlement.

Consumers of the Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups or Skechers Resistance Runner can get information about filing a claim for a partial refund at www.ftc.gov/skechers.

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