New York City’s Appeal Of Soda Ban Court Ruling To Be Heard In June

by Colonel on March 18, 2013

“The legal battle over New York City’s ban of large sugary drinks is set to continue in early June, after a New York appellate court agreed on Wednesday to hear the city’s appeal. …

Hours after state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling invalidated the ban in a last-minute decision on Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has made the ban and other health measures a cornerstone of his tenure, expressed confidence the ruling would eventually be overturned.

The city filed its intention to appeal on Tuesday, and the Appellate Division, First Department, a mid-level appeals court, said it would hear the case during the first week of June.

The ban, which had been set to take effect Tuesday, would have barred restaurants, movie theaters, food carts and other establishments from selling sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.

” — Joseph Ax, Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters

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