Austin Municipal Court Judge Ferdinand Clervi struck down a part of AustinвЂ™s payday lending ordinance in March, governing that the ordinanceвЂ™s restrictions on regularity and level of payments are preempted by state legislation.
That ruling impacted two split instances where the city charged the cash Store, which does company beneath the name Speedy money, and ACSO of Texas, conducting business as Advance America, with breaking equivalent parts of the ordinance.
If ClerviвЂ™s ruling is finally upheld, it’s going to imply that Austin, along with other towns which have comparable ordinances in Texas, may not have the ability to protect customers into the real method in which City Council envisioned whenever it enacted the ordinance.
On Thursday, the town filed appeals both in instances, saying the judge ended up being mistaken as he ruled that state legislation overrules the limits that are ordinanceвЂ™s. (more…)