Everyday Health Responds to Lawsuit Filed by WebMD
NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY) yesterday received notice of a lawsuit filed by WedMD LLC (Nasdaq: WBMD) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition related to certain of Everyday Health's search engine keyword marketing efforts. The complaint seeks a permanent injunction barring Everyday Health from continuing to engage in the alleged keyword marketing activities, unspecified damages and attorney's fees. Based on a review of the complaint, Everyday Health believes that the claims do not have merit. Furthermore, the claims relate to only a small portion of the company's search engine marketing efforts – the campaigns referenced in the complaint relate to a very immaterial portion of Everyday Health's overall traffic and a very immaterial portion of the company's revenue. Everyday Health is confident that the lawsuit will not impact the way in which it operates its business going forward in any meaningful way. Everyday Health intends to vigorously defend itself against this litigation.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY) is a leading provider of digital health and wellness solutions. Everyday Health combines premier digital content from leading health brands with sophisticated data and analytics technology to provide a highly personalized and differentiated content experience to its users. During 2013, an estimated average of 43 million consumers and 500,000 healthcare professionals, including one-third of all U.S. physicians, engaged with Everyday Health's health and wellness properties each month across multiple channels, including the web, mobile devices, video and social media.
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