NYC Urges Appeals Court To Reinstate Large-Soda Ban

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- New York City can restrict the size of sugary drinks sold by some businesses because the regulations had a rational basis in putting the brakes on the exploding default sizes of drinks that consumers are routinely served, a city lawyer told a state appeals court Tuesday.

The city's health department, backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, properly exercised its broad mandate when enacting the controversial limits on the size of certain sweetened beverages people can buy in an effort to stop rising obesity rates, Fay Ng told...
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