City lawyers file appeal on ruling to strike down ban on oversized sugary drinks

Lawyers for the city have filed an appeal against a court decision to strike down a ban on oversized sugary drinks. A judge ruled against

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf in New York City. (Jan. 23, 2013)

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf in New York City. (Jan. 23, 2013) (3/29/13)

NEW YORK - Lawyers for the city have filed an appeal against a court decision to strike down a ban on oversized sugary drinks.

A judge ruled against the city's plan to keep sodas and other sugar-laden beverages less than 16 ounces just one day before the law was set to take effect earlier this month.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the rule will help combat obesity, but critics argue that the Board of Health is overstepping its authority.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 1 Word on the Street: Oscars mix-up
New affordable housing is making its way to 2 Affordable housing comes to Crotona Park East
Police say Timothy Hairston, 27, was shot to 3 Police: Man shot, killed on E. 165th Street
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 4 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
An 18-year-old man was slashed in the neck 5 Police: Man slashed in neck after argument

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE