Obesity Danger From Sugary Drinks Key In 'Soda Ban' Appeal

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Deep inside a trial judge's ruling overturning New York City's portion limits on sugary drinks is the finding that such beverages don't pose an imminent danger of disease, which flies in the face of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rationale for the first-in-the-nation “soda ban” and will be a key in the city's appeal.

On Tuesday morning the city filed a notice of appeal, waiting less than 24 hours after Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Milton A. Tingling deep-sixed Bloomberg's anti-obesity policy, which would have banned 24,000 restaurants, delis,...
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