March 20, 2013
A New York Supreme Court judge has overturned Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large, sugary drinks.
The decision was announced just hours before the ban was to go into effect. Industry groups including the American Beverage Association, the National Restaurant Association, the National Association of Theatre Owners and others sued to stop the plan, which was approved by New York City's Board of Health in September.
At the time, the Board of Health reported receiving 38,701 oral and written comments. Of those, about 32,000 comments were in favor of the proposal, while 6,000 were opposed. One opposing petition, however, included 90,000 signatures.
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