Skechers sues Sears over 'Shape-Up' line
Selling knock-off footwear
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Skechers USA Inc. is suing Sears Holdings Corp., alleging the national retailer is selling knock-off footwear that infringes some of the Manhattan Beach shoe company's products, according to court papers filed in Los Angeles.
Skechers contends in its suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles federal court, that Sears markets footwear at its namesake chain and Kmart stores, as well as on websites such as TheraShoe and Melrose Avenue, that copies Skecher's Shape-ups, Twinkle Toes and Z-Strap lines.
Shape-up "toning shoes'' are billed as helping to burn calories and improve posture.
"While we value our relationship with Sears, their actions are causing us tremendous damage, and we simply cannot let any company, let alone a company the size of Sears, infringe on our most valuable intellectual property,'' said Skechers' attorney Philip Paccione.
A Sears spokesperson did not immediately return a call for comment on the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages as well as relief for the alleged infringements and unfair competition.
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A car crashed through an entrance to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall Wednesday morning and teetered on a walkway over the first floor. No one was hurt. The mall, located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., was not open at the time of the accident. Firefighters with an urban search and rescue team worked to remove the car from the building. The car apparently came through glass doors and about 100 feet into the mall before lodging itself near the escalators. The driver was apparently was uninjured.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Ten women and six men were recognized today as the “best of the best” among Los Angeles County’s nearly 75,000 K-12 public school educators.
Three Los Angeles Unified School District teachers made the cut. The others teach in Arcadia, Azusa, Bellflower, Burbank, Castaic, Palmdale, East Whittier, Manhattan Beach, Norwalk, San Marino and Torrance.
The winners span all grade levels and school subjects, and their experience levels vary widely.