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ND gets about $71,000 in Skechers USA settlement

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The North Dakota attorney general's office says the state's share of a multistate settlement with the Skechers USA Inc. footwear company is nearly $71,000.

Skechers will pay $40 million in customer refunds to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it made unfounded claims about the benefits of its shoes. The company also will give $5 million to the states for costs associated with the multistate investigation.

The settlement was announced Wednesday. Skechers does not admit to any wrongdoing.