In October 2017, a state court judge granted preliminary approval
of a settlement agreement that would resolve a 2016 false advertising class-action lawsuit
alleging that Big 5 Sporting Goods misrepresents that Bearpaw Lassen WP hiking boots are waterproof. According to the settlement terms
, class members may receive either a $5 cash award or a $7.50 merchandise voucher to use toward a future purchase at a Big 5 Sporting Goods store in California. For more information, go to http://www.bplassensettlement.com/
. (Carmody et al v. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. and Romeo & Juliette, Inc.
, Case No. 2016-2469, California State Court – San Diego County)