Slimness Of Bloomberg Soda Ban Could Doom Legal Claims

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on large, sugary drinks is likely to survive any legal onslaught, experts said Thursday, with the billionaire mayor having learned from past legal challenges in the public health arena to craft a narrow regulation that will prove difficult to defeat.

In an attempt to curb the city's obesity rate, the mayor announced plans Thursday to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in size, with the proposal set to take effect as early as next...
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