Judge Won't Stall Ocean Spray, Pom False Ads Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (August 24, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday indicated he would not grant Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.'s bid to delay its upcoming trial with Pom Wonderful LLC over alleged false advertising claims on pomegranate juice drinks, saying he wanted to see an end to the fight.

U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson said in a tentative ruling that he intends to keep the trial date set for Nov. 15. While he acknowledged Ocean Spray's claims that it needed more time to prepare for trial because the company had...
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