Pom Loses Bid To Put Welch CEO On Hot Seat

Law360, New York (May 20, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT) -- Juice seller Pom Wonderful LLC has lost a bid to force Welch Foods Inc. CEO Brad Irwin to testify at deposition in Pom's false advertising lawsuit over the allegedly “miniscule” amounts of pomegranate juice in Welch's White Grape Pomegranate product.

It appears undisputed that Irwin had no personal knowledge of the product's development since he was not even working for Welch when the juice launched, Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said in an order Wednesday....
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