Big win for Big Soda as judge halts New York City’s ban on sugary drinks

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A judge has halted New York City’s ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces just a day before it was to go into effect, handing a major victory to the American beverage industry, which had feared that soda bans could spread across the country.

The soda ban is “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences,” New York Supreme Court judge Milton Tingling wrote in his opinion today.



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