Lawsuit filed against Cincinnati scrap metal ordinance - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Lawsuit filed against Cincinnati scrap metal ordinance

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Cincinnati by Garden Street Iron & Metal, Inc., a scrap metal dealer regarding new scrap metal regulations passed by city council on Wednesday.

The new regulations require frequent sellers to obtain licenses, pass criminal background checks and wait two days to get paid. Garden Street Iron & Metal is saying the new regulations passed violate the constitution, citing the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The attorney for Garden Street Iron & Metal, Pierce Cunningham, told FOX19 that the ordinance is already causing some of its customers to take their business elsewhere.

"We have customers that we've dealt with for 15-20 years who once a week trade scrap with us and could do it in Kentucky but because our company is quicker and easier to deal with they deal in Ohio," said Cunningham. "They've told us we will no longer be dealing with you so you will lose this business."

He also said he feels it is just the first of several lawsuits that will be filed against the city.

The lawsuit also says that they will be losing business due to the ordinance, because scrappers will travel outside Cincinnati city limits to sell their scrap metal.

Copyright 2012 FOX19. All Rights Reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Coroner IDs woman killed in stabbing, man shot by Fairfield police

    Coroner IDs woman killed in stabbing, man shot by Fairfield police

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:40:31 GMT
    A Fairfield police officer responding to a 911 call at an apartment complex on June 22 shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman when he arrived on scene. The woman later died from her injuries. (WXIX)A Fairfield police officer responding to a 911 call at an apartment complex on June 22 shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman when he arrived on scene. The woman later died from her injuries. (WXIX)
    A Fairfield police officer responding to a 911 call at an apartment complex shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman when he arrived on scene. The woman later died from her injuries. (WXIX)A Fairfield police officer responding to a 911 call at an apartment complex shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman when he arrived on scene. The woman later died from her injuries. (WXIX)

    Michelle R. Henry, 37, was being stabbed by Logan A. Williamson, 37, when Fairfield police forced entry into apartment No. 240 at 1578 Gelhot Drive on June 22, according to police.

    Full Story >

    Michelle R. Henry, 37, was being stabbed by Logan A. Williamson, 37, when Fairfield police forced entry into apartment No. 240 at 1578 Gelhot Drive on June 22, according to police.

    Full Story >
  • Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

    Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:26:10 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:38:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, an artificial turf soccer field sits in the middle of the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults ...

    The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Full Story >

    The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Full Story >
  • Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

    Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:45:14 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:36:53 GMT
    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. (Source: AP Photos)Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. (Source: AP Photos)

    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt.

    Full Story >

    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly