BIG DAY: Lawyers for New York City and a beverage trade group are facing each other in court over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule barring restaurants and many other eateries from selling high-sugar drinks in cups or containers bigger than 16 ounces.
BIG DEAL: The American Beverage Association calls the limit an "extraordinary infringement" on consumer choice. Movie theater owners and Korean grocers are also suing.
BIG WAISTLINES: The city Board of Health approved the measure in September, citing the city's rising obesity rate and the billions New York City spends annually on care for obesity-related illnesses.
- Politics & Government
- American Beverage Association
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg