L.A. Weekly Quickly Wins Legal Fight with Clear Channel

april 3, 2008  11:30 am
Reporter Christine Pelisek recently asked the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety for a list of all legal and illegal billboards in the city, which activists have been trying to get for months. When she did, the department gave a head's up to billboard giants Clear Channel and CBS, who then took the city to Superior Court to stop it "from even thinking about giving the Weekly the list," the paper reports. But the media conglomerates were quickly shot down in court by Judge James Chalfant, who ruled the list is public information, not proprietary information, as Clear Channel lawyers argued. The department must release the list by April 4.