Jim Harris Mentioned in Law360 on Single-Use Bag Ban

“Split Texas Appeals Court Nixes City’s Single-Use Bag Ban”

A split Texas appeals court ruled Wednesday that the city of Laredo’s proposed ordinance banning single-use plastic and paper bags in its retail stores is unenforceable, reversing a lower court decision and finding that a state statute governing solid waste management preempts Texas cities from restricting bag sales.

The Laredo Merchants Association is represented by Christopher Peterson and Gabriel Gonzalez of Lopez Peterson PLLC and Jim Harris at Thompson & Knight LLP.