May 2014: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the final approval of the settlement.
April 2014: A federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion for final approval of the settlement to this class-action lawsuit.
December 2013: A federal judge preliminarily approved a $5.3 settlement to a class-action lawsuit alleging that FitFlop USA, LLC deceptively advertises its “toning shoes.” The complaint, originally filed in May 2011, claims that the company promises its footwear with “microwobbleboard” technology will provide health benefits such as improved posture, increased muscle activation and toning, and reduced joint strain without scientific studies to support such claims. According to the settlement terms, class members who fill out a claim form will get a refund for up to two pairs of FitFlop footwear (class members who submit a proof of purchase may receive refunds for additional FitFlop footwear purchases). In addition, the company agreed not to make any false and deceptive representations about FitFlop footwear for a period of 5 years. What happens after 5 years is anyone’s guess? (Rosales et al v. FitFlop USA, LLC, Case No. 11-cv-0973, S. D. CA.).
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