A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Kentucky has approved a $45-million settlement of nationwide class-action lawsuits alleging that Skechers deceived consumers by claiming that its toning shoes could confer certain health benefits. In re Skechers Toning Shoe Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2308 (U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Ky., Louisville Div., decided May 10, 2013). Under the agreement, the company, which denies liability, will also work with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to change the way it markets, advertises and labels its shoes, eschewing health benefit claims “unless supported by scientific evidence substantiating those claims.” The 520,000 claimants will share a $40-million settlement fund, and attorneys for several of the class actions consolidated before the court will share $5 million in fees and costs, with most awarded to class counsel. Any remaining funds will be paid to the FTC.