Casual footwear firm Skechers USA Inc and five of its officers and directors were on Friday hit with a class action lawsuit alleging violations of federal securities laws and breach of fiduciary duty.

The California-based company said in a short statement the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles on behalf of persons who purchased publicly traded securities of Skechers between April 3 and December 9 last year.

Chairman and CEO, Robert Greenberg, said: "These are some of the same lawyers who have sued us before and had their entire case dismissed.

"The company will vigorously defend itself and we are confident that our actions will be completely vindicated by the courts."