Judge okays giant sodas
- Published: 12 Mar 2013 at 08.49
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A New York judge blocked mayor Michael Bloomberg's planned ban on giant sodas, dealing a setback to his public health agenda just hours before curbs on selling such drinks were due to begin.
A judge in New York has blocked city mayor Michael Bloomberg's planned ban on giant sodas, just a few hours before restrictions on the sale of such drinks were due to come into effect.
Judge Milton Tingling ruled that measures to restrict soda servings to a maximum of 16 ounces (470 millilitres) in restaurants and other venues, were "arbitrary and capricious," and he was barring the plan "permanently."
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