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    Cleveland Suing State Of Ohio Over Trans Fat Ban

    By: Associated Press | NBC4i.com

    Published: January 04, 2012

    CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland sued the state of Ohio on Tuesday for the right to ban the sale of prepared foods that contain artery-clogging trans fats. The city filed suit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court seeking to invalidate the state law blocking the ban. Mayor Frank Jackson said in announcing the lawsuit that the law unconstitutionally takes away the city’s home rule rights.

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    Judge sides with Cleveland in its trans fat ban
    June 12, 2012|Dan Levine | Reuters

    (Reuters) – An Ohio judge has struck down a law designed to block Cleveland’s ban on restaurants using cooking oils that contain trans fats, handing the city a victory in its food fight with state lawmakers.

    Cleveland went to court to challenge the state law passed last year. In a ruling issued on Monday, Cuyahoga County Judge Nancy Russo found that the state law was an improper attempt to stop the city from exercising its home rule powers under the Ohio constitution.

    READ MORE: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-06-12/news/sns-rt-us-usa-food-ohiobre85c00h-20120612_1_trans-fat-ban-judge-sides-food-fight

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