Top NY court will review Bloomberg's big-soda ban

The state's highest court has agreed to hear New York City's appeal of a ruling that blocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to stop many eateries from selling super-sized, sugary drinks.

The Court of Appeals on Thursday granted a request by city officials to challenge a mid-level court decision that struck down the measure in August.

Arguments and a decision by the top court are expected next year.

The lower court said the city Board of Health exceeded its authority by putting a 16-ounce size limit on high-calorie soft drinks. The cap would have applied to restaurants, stadiums and many other places.

Bloomberg says obesity is a worsening public health issue, and sugary drinks are a major driver.

The American Beverage Association says it's confident the lower court decisions will be upheld.


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

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