The UAW says the perceived obstacle of the appeal holding up an expansion is now out of the way.WASHINGTON – Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a drink called “Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices.”
The drink was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the high court considered whether to allow false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co., which markets the beverage under its Minute Maid unit.
Juice-maker Pom Wonderful, which sells its own line of pomegranate juice blends, says the label is misleading because 99 percent of its competitor's juice is either apple or grape.
“Don't make me feel bad because I thought this was pomegranate juice,” Kennedy told Coke's lawyer, Kathleen Sullivan.
The case is being closely watched by the food and beverage industry, which is concerned that a broad ruling in favor of Pom could open the door to more litigation against food companies and create uncertainty about label requirements.