Earth Inc. Comes to a Settlement Agreement of $270k for the Exer-Walk Shoe Class Suit
- File a claim at designated webpage
Earth Inc. and plaintiff Hedges, the Class Representative, have come to a settlement agreement of $270,000 for settlement of the class action lawsuit entitled Leslie Hedges, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated v. Earth, Inc. It appears this lawsuit stems from allegations made by the plaintiff that Earth, Inc. violated the law by labeling its Exer-Walk shoes as being able to “improve posture,” “reduce joint stress,” “maximize calorie burn,” and “strengthen core muscles” just by wearing the shoes. It should be pointed out that Earth Inc. denies all claims of liability and wrongdoing and that no court has made a judgement or any determination of liability against the company. However, the parties involved have determined it is in their best interest to get the suit settled to avoid the inconveniences and expenses of any further litigation. The court has granted preliminary approval of the settlement pending a final fairness hearing to be held on April 12th, 2016 at the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse in Chicago, IL.
Class members that want a piece of the action can go ahead and take a look at the settlement’s designated webpage. Once at the page class members can file a claim by clicking on the File a Claim link provided. Class members should note that all claims must be filed online or postmarked no later than March 12th, 2016. Class members that choose to file a claim online will encounter a fairly simple form that will require basic information such as first and last name, address, city, state, and zip code.
For further details class members can click on the Class Notice link found on the settlement’s designated webpage.