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USA – Proposed ban on big sugary drinks in New York dismissed by judge [Registered]

A state judge stopped a ban on restaurants, delis and other businesses in New York from selling large sugary drinks on 11th March, one day before they were to take effect. Echoing the complaints of consumers and small-business owners that the rules were practically unworkable and unenforceable, suffused as they were with loopholes and exemptions, Justice Milton A. Tingling Jr. of State Supreme Court in Manhattan stated in critical tone in the 37-page judgement that “It is arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some but not all food establishments in the city, it excludes other beverages that have significantly…

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