Dallas Ends 5-Cent Plastic Bag Fee After Manufacturer Suit

Law360, Dallas (June 3, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT) -- The city of Dallas on Wednesday repealed a plastic bag ordinance that charged customers a 5 cent-per-bag fee just five months after the rule took effect, a move that will bring an end to a lawsuit that alleged the fee was preempted by state law.

About a month after plastic bag manufacturers sued the city, the city council voted 10-4 to repeal the rule, with several council members saying they had been advised the city was unlikely to win the lawsuit. An attorney for the manufacturers told Law360 on Wednesday they will drop the lawsuit and won’t request court costs or...

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