FLA. JUDGE INVALIDATES SHOPPING CART RULE

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- In a recent preliminary ruling, a state judge here decided that the city of Kissimmee, a suburb of Orlando, could not enforce an ordinance requiring retailers to implement technology to keep shopping carts within their parking lots.Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., and the Florida Retail Federation have been battling with the city since

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- In a recent preliminary ruling, a state judge here decided that the city of Kissimmee, a suburb of Orlando, could not enforce an ordinance requiring retailers to implement technology to keep shopping carts within their parking lots.

Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., and the Florida Retail Federation have been battling with the city since it passed the ordinance in 2001. They filed a suit against the city that year, after Ki

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