If you've resolved to drink less pop in the new year, this just may help you "dew" it.

Lawyers for Pepsi, the maker of Mountain Dew, claim that the product will dissolve a dead mouse.

The claim is to thwart a lawsuit, in which a man contends a soft drink he purchased in 2009 from a vending machine, contained a dead mouse.

Pepsi's PR department will likely be working overtime.

Ronald Ball is asking for more than $50,000 in damages, plus other relief. Pepsi is moving to have the case dismissed, citing expert testimony claiming:

The mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it.

Pepsi officials tell Legal Newsline that they have scientific evidence that the rodent was not present in the beverage when it left the bottling plant in 2008. They also argue that the acid in the soda would have transformed a mouse into a jelly-like substance.

Have we finally found something that will help you cut back your pop consumption?