Denton sued for payday ordinance

We just confirmed a tip that Denton was served yesterday with a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Service Alliance of Texas for its ordinance that brings tough new rules to payday and title lenders operating in the city.
The alliance sued the city of Dallas last year for its ordinance, a lawsuit that was thrown out of court earlier this year. Denton patterned its ordinance after the one in Dallas that withstood the challenge.
We are still reading the documents and hope to understand more fully what new legal challenge the industry group is bringing, other than to secure an injunction on behalf of lenders in town.
The city’s ordinance is to go into effect next week.
So far, no hearing has been set.

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