In this case the legal defense was so good that Pepsico chose to change its attorneys.
Plaintiff Ronald Ball filed suit against the Pepsi defendants two years ago.
He claimed that after buying a can of Mountain Dew at a vending machine at work, he began to drink it only to spit out the soda, finding a dead mouse within.
The plaintiff then alleges he sent the mouse in a Mason jar to Pepsi which then allegedly destroyed the mouse's body.
Ball's suit also included the owners of the Shop n'Save grocery chain where the soda was purchased for the machine.
However, those defendants were dropped from the suit.
Pepsi had at one point sought summary judgment in the case.
It cited the testimony of a scientist who testified that if the mouse had truly been in the soda since its bottling, its body would have dissolved into a "jelly-like substance."
Attorney Steven Danekas of the Swanson firm also withdrew on Feb. 17.
Original story in the Madison Record.