August 19, 2019 / 9:34 PM / a month ago

Judge trims Weight Watchers' false advertising case against upstart Noom

A federal judge on Monday trimmed a false advertising lawsuit the weight-loss company WW International Inc (formerly Weight Watchers) brought against upstart app-based rival Noom Inc.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel in Manhattan mostly granted a motion by Noom to dismiss the case, saying several negative statements the startup made about WW in a social media marketing campaign were not false advertising.

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