Tennessee AG Integral to Skechers Settlement

The $45 million agreement reached between the Federal Trade Commission and shoemaker Skechers USA Inc., has a major Tennessee component, NashvillePost.com reports. The Tennessee Attorney General Office, joined by its peer AG office in Ohio, spearheaded the effort for 42 states and the District of Columbia. The company is accused of deceptive advertising related to claims of improved health and appearance. Under the settlement agreement, Skechers will pay $40 million, to be refunded to consumers who purchased Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups, and the Skechers Resistance Runners. The Blog of Legal Times has more