Weight Watchers Sues Jenny Craig Over Ad

Commercial claims 'clinical trial' proves Jenny is better
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2010 2:31 PM CST
Jenny Craig spokesman Valerie Bertinelli is seen in this file photo. The ad in questions features her in a lab coat talking about a "major clinical trial."   (9pm/8c)

(Newser) – Weight Watchers is suing Jenny Craig over a commercial in which the weight loss company claims that a “major clinical trial” showed that the average Jenny customer lost twice as much weight "as those on the largest weight-loss program.” That’d be Weight Watchers, which says its rival lied, reports Bloomberg. “The Jenny Craig advertisements are false,” the company said. “Jenny Craig did not conduct a ‘major clinical trial’" comparing the two products.

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