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New Balance Toning Shoes National Class Action



To claim your refund, please click on the Claim Form below and follow the instructions.


Once completed, Claim Forms must be mailed by no later than November 14, 2013 to:

New Balance Settlement Canada
c/o Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
attention Marie Gamelin
1000 de la Gauchetière Street West
Suite 900
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 5H4

On October 10, 2012, Consumer Law Group commenced a class action against New Balance relating to certain statements made regarding its “toning” shoes. The following New Balance Toning Shoes are the subject of the litigation:

• Rock&Tone, TrueBalance, Aravon Ria, Aravon Riley and Aravon Quinn

On March 26, 2013, the parties reached a proposed national settlement. A copy of the settlement agreement is available here:

Settlement Agreement
Entente de règlement

On May 3, 2013, the Superior Court of Quebec scheduled a motion for authorization of the action as a class action and approval of the settlement agreement for June 21, 2013 at 8:40 AM at the Montreal Court House located at 1, Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal, Quebec, in room 2.08. The Court ordered the following notice regarding that hearing:

Notice to Class Members (English)
Avis aux membres du groupe (Français)

If you wish to opt out of the settlement, you must fill out the opt out form below, follow the instructions, and submit it by mail no later than August 19, 2013.

Opt Out Form

On July 22, 2013, the Honourable Mr. Justice Mark G. Peacock, judge of the Superior Court of Quebec approved the settlement agreement:

Quebec Superior Court Judgment dated July 22, 2013

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CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a Canada-wide class action lawsuit against New Balance on behalf of individuals who have purchased the products True Balance, Rock & Tone, Aravon Ria, Aravon Riley, and Aravon Quinn (the “Toning Shoes”).

The class action involves the deceptive, misleading, false, and unfair advertising of the New Balance Toning Shoes ability to:

- “Tones while you walk”;
- “Helping you tone up and slim down with every step”
- “Encourages muscle activation and calorie burn with each step”
- “Every step you take in truebalance shoes makes your body work to maintain your natural balance, causing you to activate your muscles, engage your core and burn more calories”
- “Tone muscles you didn't even know you had”
- “Activate muscles by maintaining balance”
- “Burn calories and activate muscles”;
- “Builds and tones muscle from your legs, to your glutes, to your core as it helps you burn calories and lose weight faster “
- “Activates your muscles for toning from your calves to your glutes to your core” and
- “Every step ... makes your body work to maintain your natural balance and in doing so activates muscles”;

In fact, the only independent and reliable scientific study on the subject demonstrated that there is no evidence to support the claims that Toning Shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.

As a result, consumers were induced into purchasing Toning Shoes that do not live up to their promised results, thereby causing them economic damages equal to the purchase price of these products.

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The class action lawsuit identifies the group of affected persons as:

All residents in Canada who have purchased NEW BALANCE Toning Footwear, or any other group to be determined by the Court;

If you or someone you know has bought the products New Balance True Balance, Rock & Tone, Aravon Ria, Aravon Riley, and Aravon Quinn (the “Toning Shoes”)and you wish to obtain more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the New Balance Toning Shoes Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation resulting from New Balance Toning Shoes Class Action Lawsuit in Canada, Quebec or Ontario, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the below form.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CLASS ACTION OR TO SIMPLY GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW. Please note that providing your information creates no financial obligation for you. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining this class action. Our law firm is paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, only if the class action is successful. All information contained in this transmission is confidential and Consumer Law Group agrees to protect this information against unauthorized use, publication or disclosure.

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