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Jury Squashes Pom's $77M Claim Coke Tricked Juice Buyers

Law360, Los Angeles (March 21, 2016, 5:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Monday cleared The Coca-Cola Co. of Pom Wonderful LLC’s claim that the beverage giant owed Pom $77.5 million for stealing its business by tricking consumers with a pomegranate juice product that was mostly apple and grape juices.

Pom sued Coca-Cola in 2008, claiming the name and labeling of Coca-Cola's product was misleading. (Credit: AP) After less than a day of deliberation following a six-day trial in Los Angeles, the nine-member jury returned with a verdict finding that Pom had not proven by a preponderance of evidence that the packaging or label of Coca-Cola unit Minute Maid’s...

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