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Judge blocks New York City ban on large sugary drinks

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/12/2013

Tina Susman

NEW YORK — A judge on Monday invalidated anti-obesity rules that would have made New York the nation's first city to restrict sales of super-sized sugary drinks, setting up a showdown with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who called the last-minute ruling "completely wrong" and vowed to appeal.
State Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling's 36-page decision was issued the day before the limits were to take effect. It was a victory for a coalition of groups, including labor unions and the restaurant industry, who had sued to block enforcement after the city's Board of Health easily approved the regulations in September.
Tingling said the measure was "laden with exceptions" that made its enforcement "arbitrary and capricious." Among those exceptions: It would have affected only food service establishments regulated by the city's Board of Health, such as restaurants, delis and concession stands at cinemas and stadiums.
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"Judge blocks New York City ban on large sugary drinks", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 24/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/judge-blocks-new-york-city-ban-on-large-sugary-drinks