State Judge Halts Bloomberg Ban On Large Sugary Drinks In New York City

 

 ” A New York judge is forcing the Bloomberg administration to take a big gulp — striking down its groundbreaking  controversial limit on the size of sugary drinks in New York City shortly before it was set to take effect.Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling wrote in his opinion that the rules are “arbitrary and capricious,” applying to only certain beverages and only certain stores.

“The loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the stated purpose of this rule,” he wrote, complaining of “uneven enforcement even within a particular City block, much less the City as a whole.”

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city plans to appeal, calling the ruling “clearly an error.” “