NYC to state top court: Review big-soda ban ruling

(AP)—New York City is asking the state's highest court to take up the city's effort to stop many eateries from selling super-sized, sugary drinks.

The request was made public Monday. The city asks the Court of Appeals to review a lower-court ruling that struck down the measure last week.

That decision says the city Board of Health exceeded its authority by putting a 16-ounce size limit on high-calorie and soft drinks. The cap was to apply to restaurants, stadiums and many other places.

The new filing isn't a surprise. Mayor Michael Bloomberg had indicated it was coming.

It cites the toll of obesity-related disease. It also says the high court needs to resolve "important issues" about the health board's authority.

The American Beverage Association did not immediately comment.

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Court hears arguments on NYC's big soda ban

Jun 11, 2013

A state appeals court is considering whether to allow New York City to ban oversized sodas and other large sugary drinks at city restaurants as part of its war on diabetes and obesity.

Recommended for you

New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

3 hours ago

One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.