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10,000 Mo. customers getting share of $716K in Skechers settlement

Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 12:55 p.m. CDT

 JEFFERSON CITY — Almost 10,000 Missouri consumers are getting checks under a settlement with shoe maker Skechers USA.

Attorney General Chris Koster says Missouri is one of 43 states that participated with the federal government in a case alleging that Skechers deceptively advertised its toning shoes.

The settlement was announced in May 2012. A court-appointed administrator started sending out the restitution checks late last week.

Koster says 9,666 consumers will receive a total of $716,493. The majority of people will receive checks of about $34, but some will get more if they bought multiple pairs of shoes or other equipment.

The lawsuits challenged Skechers' claim that its shoes could help people lose weight and strengthen muscles. Skechers admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement.


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Richard Saunders July 18, 2013 | 4:13 p.m.

Gee, now maybe Mr. Koster can turn his attention to the fact that MERS has destroyed the chain of title for every note it has touched (over 90% of all mortgages in the last decade), instead of continuing to whitewash the affair for a settlement check.

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