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Suit alleges specialty socks didn't offer benefits advertised

By Shaun Zinck | Jan 15, 2015

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A class-action lawsuit filed on Monday against a maker of speciality socks alleged the company falsely advertised the benefits of purchasing its product.

Meng Wang filed the lawsuit against Doris, Inc.; Doris International, Inc.; Gildan Activewear, Inc.; and Gildan Activewear USA, Inc.

Doris, Inc. markets its Kushyfoot socks, tights and hosiery as having a positive impact on a person's well-being, the lawsuit said. The products come with “zigzag,” “massaging” or “3-dimensional massaging” soles that claim to offer these benefits.

Wang purchased the company's shaping tights for $7.64 and sheer knee highs for $6.99, and wore them for approximately a week, the lawsuit said. Wang alleged the socks did not provide any tension relief or additional support. 

The lawsuit seeks more than $5 million in damages, as well as class status for those who purchased the products.

Wang is represented by C.K. Lee, of the Lee Litigation Group, PLLC.

United States District Court Eastern District of New York case number 1:15-cv-00147.

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