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Judge strikes down NYC sugary-drinks size rule

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 11, 2013 Mar 11, 2013 Monday, March 11 2013 March 11, 2013 1:54 PM in Health
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK- New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down.

The restriction was supposed to start on Tuesday.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling writes that loopholes "effectively defeat the stated purpose" of the rule.

The rule would have prohibited selling non-diet soda and some other sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces.

City officials say the limit will curb obesity by making it easy for people to stop at 16 ounces of high-calorie drinks.

The beverage industry and other opponents say it's a nannyish measure that will hurt businesses.

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