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Judge rejects Los Angeles' billboard ban
Judge rejects Los Angeles' billboard ban

A judge has struck down Los Angeles' billboard ban, saying it runs afoul of the California Constitution's protection of free speech. Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin's decision hands a major victory to Lamar Central Outdoor, which sued the city to secure the right to erect 45 digital billboards in Silver Lake, Glassell Park, Hollywood, Tarzana, Westchester and other neighborhoods. Lavin concluded the city improperly restricted some types of advertising but not others. One longtime billboard foe said the decision, filed Oct. 14, could open the floodgates for digital signs by an array of companies. "The 45 digital billboards that Lamar wants, which is at the heart...

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