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Federal Judge Sides with LA City Council in Spat Over Supersize Signs

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A federal judge has given Los Angeles some respite in the city’s ongoing battle with billboard companies seeking to put up super-sized signs.

U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins today refused to grant an injunction sought by Liberty Media ordering the city’s building department to permit 16 new so-called supergraphics, reports the Los Angeles Times’ L.A. Now blog.

After initially stalling the multistory signs with a temporary ban late last year, the city council approved an ordinance over the summer that established a permanent ban. In seeking a court order to overturn it, Liberty Media argued that the city had violated both its own charter and state open-government law, the newspaper recounts.

Earlier coverage: “New ‘Supergraphic’ Signs Test Calif. Laws”

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