Ocean Spray Counterclaims Quashed In Pom False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday nixed Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.'s false advertising and unfair competition counterclaims while upholding Pom Wonderful LLC's claims over its rival's allegedly deceptive pomegranate juice marketing, as the parties' battle moves toward a November trial.

The companies have been locked in a bitter dispute for more than two years, with Pom alleging that Ocean Spray dupes its customers by implying that its product contains more than a trace amount of pomegranate juice and Ocean Spray counterclaiming that Pom misleads its customers...
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