News Summary: Drinks lobby, NYC lawyers in court

News Summary: Beverage industry, NYC lawyers duel over rule limiting big sugary drinks

Associated Press

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.

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