You may recall that in October Converse surprised both legal experts and industry insiders by filing a statement suit against 31 different named defendants, accusing them of ripping off its trademarked Chuck Taylor sneaker designs. The Massachusetts-based sneaker co. filed 22 lawsuits with defendants ranging from Tory Burch and Ralph Lauren to Walmart and K-Mart, and citing federal trademark infringement and dilution, false designation of origin/unfair competition, and common law trademark infringement and unfair competition, among other claims. Well, as of this week, Converse has one less defendant to worry about, as Ralph Lauren has agreed to settle the case. An investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission found that a total of 36 Ralph Lauren shoe styles infringed Converse’s trademarks. As part of the settlement, Ralph Lauren will destroy the infringing shoes within 30 days. It has also agreed to destroy all the parts, tools and molds used to make the sneakers, and all marketing and promotional materials and the packaging in connection with them. In addition, Lauren will pay an undisclosed sum to Converse. Now there are just 30 more defendants to go.