NY Supreme Court Rules Oversized Sugary Drinks are Here to Stay

Oversized soda containers won't be leaving the big apple any time soon.
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Oversized soda containers won't be leaving the big apple any time soon. On Thursday the state's highest court refused to reinstate the 16-ounce soda cap - or what was more commonly known as Bloomberg's ban on sugary drinks. The Court of Appeals determined in a 4-2 ruling that the Board of Health overstepped its bounds by initially imposing the ban. In response to the court's ruling, The American Beverage Association released a statement that read: "We are pleased that the lower courts' decisions were upheld. It would have created an uneven playing field for thousands of small businesses in the city and limited New Yorkers' freedom of choice." The ruling has not affected stock prices of major soft-drink companies, Coca Cola, Pepsico or Doctor Pepper Snapple.