Case Law: Relevant Decisions

Case Law re Billboards and Other Scenic Issues

A. E. Brewster v. City of Dallas,
703 F.Supp. 1260 (N.D.Tex. 1988)
Alabama Displays, Inc. v. U.S.
205 Ct.Cl. 716, 507 F.2d 844 (1974)
Almota Farmers Elevator and Warehouse Co. v. United States,
409 U.S. 470, 93 S.Ct. 791, 35 L.Ed.2d 1(1973)
Appalachian Poster Advertising Company, Inc. v. Harrington,
3120 N.C.App. 72, 460 S.E.2d 887 (1995)
Appalachian Poster Advertising Company, Inc. v. Harrington,
343 N.C. 303, 469 S.E.2d 554 (1996)
In re Acquisition of Billboard Leases and Easements,
205 Mich.App. 659, 517 N.W.2d 872 (Ct.App.Mich. 1994)
Art Neon Co. v. City and County of Denver,
488 F.2d 118 (10th Cir. 1973)
Best Western Tivoli Inn v. Department of Transportation,
448 So.2d 1052 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984)
Burns v. Barrett,
212 Conn. 176, 561 A.2d 1378 (1989)
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation v. Public Service Commission of New York,
447 U.S. 557, 100 S.Ct. 2343, 65 L.Ed.2d 341 (1980)
City of Champaign v. The Kroger Company,
43 Ill.Dec. 661, 88 Ill.App.3d 498, 410 N.E.2d 661 (1980)
City of Fayetteville v. McIlroy Bank & Trust Company,
278 Ark. 500, 647 S.W.2d 439 (1983)
City of Fort Collins v. Root Outdoor Advertising, Inc.,
788 P.2d 149 (Colo. 1990)
City of Houston v. Harris County Outdoor Advertising Association,
732 S.W.2d 42 (Ct.App.Tex. 1987)
City of Ladue v. Gilleo,
512 U.S. 43, 114 S.Ct. 2038, 129 L.Ed.2d 36 (1994)
City of Lake Wales v. Lamar Advertising Association of Lakeland, Florida,
414 So.2d 1030 (Fla. 1982)
City of Newport Municipal Housing Commission v. Turner Advertising, Inc.,
334 S.W.2d 767 (Ky.App. 1960)
City of Scottsdale v. Eller Outdoor Advertising Co. of Arizona,
119 Ariz. 86, 579 P.2d 590 (App. 1978)
Clark v. Community for Creative Non-Violence,
468 U.S. 288, 104 S.Ct. 3065, 82 L.Ed.2d 221 (1984)
Combined Communications Corporation v. City of Pagedale,
979 S.W.2d 502 (Mo.Ct.App. E.Dist. Div.4 1998)
Creative Displays, Inc. v. South Carolina Highway Department,
272 S.C. 68, 248 S.E.2d 916 (1978)
Cromwell v. Ferrier,
19 N.Y.2d 263, 225 N.E.2d 749, 279 N.Y.S.2d 22 (Ct.App.N.Y. 1967)
Department of Community Affairs v. Moorman,
664 So.2d 930 (Fla. 1995)
Desert Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. City of Moreno Valley,
103 F.3d 814 (9th Cir. 1996)
Donnelly Advertising Corporation of Maryland v. City of Baltimore,
279 Md. 660, 370 A.2d 1127 (1977)
E.B. Elliott Adv. Co. v. Metropolitan Dade County,
425 F.2d 1141 (5th Cir. 1970)
Eller Media Company v. City of St. Paul, Order,
United States District Court, District of Minnesota, Civil No. 99-1413 (DSD/JMM)
Files v. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department,
325 Ark. 291, 925 S.W.2d 404 (1996)
Fox v. Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council,
442 So.2d 221(Fla. 1st DCA 1983)
General Outdoor Advertising Co. v. Department of Public Works,
289 Mass. 149, 193 N.E. 799 (1935)
Ghaster Properties, Inc. v. Preston,
176 Ohio St. 425, 200 N.E.2d 328 (Ohio 1964)
Glisson v. Alachua County,
558 So.2d 1030 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990
Goodrich v. Selligman,
298 Ky. 863, 183 S.W.2d 625 (Ct.App.Ky. 1944)
Hammond v. Department of Transportation,
493 So.2d 33 (Fla. 1st DCA 1986)
Harbison v. Buffalo,
4 N.Y.2d 553, 176 N.Y.S.2d 598, 152 N.E.2d 42 (Ct.App.N.Y. 1958)
Harnish v. Manatee County, Florida,
783 F.2d 1535 (11th Cir. 1986)
Hoffman v. Kinealy,
389 S.W.2d 745 (Mo. 1965)
In re Acquisition of Billboard Leases and Easements,
205 Mich.App. 659, 517 N.W.2d 872 (Ct.App.Mich. 1994)
In the Matter of Metromedia, Inc. (Foster & Kleiser Division), v. Tax Commission of the City of New York,
60 N.Y.2d 85, 468 N.Y.S.2d 457, 455 N.E.2d 1252 (Ct.App.N.Y. 1983)
Jim Gall Auctioneers, Inc. v. City of Coral Gables,
210 F.3d 1331 (11th Cir. 2000)
JWL Investments, Inc. v. Guilford County Bd. of Adjustment,
515 S.E.2d 715 (N.C.App. 1999)
John Donnelly & Sons v. Mallar,
453 F.Supp. 1272 (D.Maine 1978)
Kenyon Peck, Incorporated v. Kennedy,
210 Va. 60, 168 S.E.2d 117 (1969)
L & W Outdoor Advertising Company v. State,
539 N.E.2d 497 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1989)
Lamar Advertising Associates of East Florida, Limited v. City of Daytona Beach,
450 So.2d 1145 (Fla. 5th DCA 1984)
Lamar Advertising of South Georgia, Inc. v. City of Albany,
260 Ga. 46, 389 S.E.2d 216 (1990)
The Lamar Corporation v. City of Twin Falls,
981 P.2d 1146 (Idaho 1999)
Lamar-Orlando Outdoor Advertising v. City of Ormond Beach,
415 So.2d 1312 (Fla. 1982)
Lehman v. City of Shaker Heights,
418 U.S. 298, 94 S.Ct. 2714, 41 L.Ed.2d 770 (1974)
Louisiana Department of Transportation v. Chachere,
574 So.2d 1306 (Ct.App.La. 3rd Cir. 1991)
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council,
505 U.S. 1003, 112 S.Ct. 2886, 120 L.Ed.2d 798 (1992)
Manderson & Associates, Inc. v. Gore,
193 Ga.App. 723, 389 S.E.2d 251 (Ga.App. 1989)
Markham Advertising Company v. State of Washington,
73 Wash.2d 405, 439 P.2d 248 (1968)
Markham Advertising Co., Inc. v. Washington, [appeal dismissed]
393 U.S. 316, 89 S.Ct. 553, 21 L.Ed.2d 512 (1969)
Mayor and Council of New Castle v. Rollins Outdoor Advertising, Inc.,
475 A.2d 355 (Del. 1984)
Members of the City Council of the City of Los Angeles v. Taxpayers for Vincent,
466 U.S. 789, 104 S.Ct. 2118, 80 L.Ed.2d 772 (1984)
Metromedia, Inc. v. City of San Diego,
69 L.Ed.2d 800, 453 U.S. 490, 101 S.Ct. 2882 (1981)
Metromedia, Incorporated v. City of San Diego,
154 Cal.Rptr. 212, 23 Cal.3d 762, 592 P.2d 728 (1979)
In re Minneapolis Community Development Agency,
417 N.W.2d 127 (1988)
Mississippi State Highway Commission v. Roberts Enterrises, Inc.,
304 So.2d 637, 81 A.L.R.3d 557 (Miss. 1974)
Modjeska Sign Studios, Inc. v. Berle,
43 N.Y.2d 468, 373 N.E.2d 255, 402 N.Y.S.2d 359 (Ct.App.N.Y. 1977)
Murphy, Inc. v. Town of Westport,
131 Conn. 292, 40 A.2d 177 (1944)
Naegele Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. City of Durham,
803 F.Supp. 1068 (M.D.N.C. 1992)
National Advertising Company v. City of Orange,
861 F.2d 246 (9th Cir. 1988)
National Advertising Company v. County of Monterey,
1 Cal.3d 875, 83 Cal.Rptr. 577, 464 P.2d 33 (1970)
National Advertising Company v. United States,
205 Ct.Cl. 728, 507 F.2d 850 (Ct. Claims 1974)
Naser Jewlers, Inc. v. City of Concord
2008 WL 162521  1st Cir.(N.H.) Jan 18, 2008
New York State Thruway Authority v. Ashley Motor Court, Inc.,
10 N.Y.2d 151, 176 N.E.2d 566, 218 N.Y.S.2d 640 (Ct.App.N.Y. 1961)
Newman Signs, Inc. v. Hjelle, [appeal dismissed], 440 U.S. 901, 99 S.H. 1205, 59 L.Ed.2d 449 (1979)

Northern Ohio Sign Contractors Association v. City of Lakewood,
32 Ohio St.3d 316, 513 N.E.2d 324 (Ohio 1987)
One World One Family Now v. City of Miami Beach,
990 F.Supp. 1437 (S.D.Fla. 1997)
Opinion of the Justices, 103 N.H. 268, 169 A.2d 762 (1961)
Order Granting Preliminary Injunction to halt tree cutting to improve billboard visibility in Georgia -- Garden Club of Georgia v. Shackleford
Outdoor Systems, Inc. v. City of Atlanta,
885 F.Supp. 1572 (N.D.Ga. 1995)
Outdoor Systems. Inc. v. City of Mesa,
997 F.2d 604 (9th Cir. 1993)
Outcom, Inc. v. City of Lake St. Louis,
996 S.W.2d 571(Mo.Ct.App.E.D. 1999)
PA Northwestern Distributors, Inc. v. Zoning Board of the Town of Moon,
526 Pa. 186, 584 A.2d 1372, 8 A.L.R.5th 970 (Pa. 1991)
Packer Corporation v. State of Utah,
285 U.S. 105, 52 S.Ct. 273, 76 L.Ed. 643 (1932)
Pate v. City Council of Tuscaloosa,
622 So.2d 405 (Ct.Civ.App.Ala. 1993)
Penn Advertising, Inc. (now Lamar Advertising) v. Department of Transportation,
730 A.2d 1060 (Cmwlth.Ct.Pa. 1999)
People v. Goodman,
31 N.Y.2d 262, 338 N.Y.S.2d 97, 290 N.E.2d 139 (Ct.App.N.Y. 1972)
Philadelphia Outdoor v. New Jersey Expressway Authority,
221 N.J.Super. 207, 534 A.2d 77 (1987)
Railway Express Agency, Inc. v. People of State of New York,
336 U.S. 106, 69 S.Ct. 463, 93 L.Ed. 533 (1949)
R.C. Maxwell Co. v. Galloway Tp.,
145 N.J. 547, 679 A.2d 141 (1996)
Redpath v. Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission,
1999 WL 1011950 (Mo.App. W.D. 1999)
Rochester Poster Advertising Co., Inc. v. Town of Brighton,
49 A.D.2d 273, 374 N.Y.S.2d 510 (App.Div. 4th Dept. 1975)
St. Louis Poster Advertising Co. v. City of St. Louis,
249 U.S. 269, 39 S.Ct. 274, 63 L.Ed. 599 (1919)
San Diego County v. McClurken,
37 Cal.2d 683, 234 P.2d 972 (1951)
Sign Supplies of Texas, Inc. V. McConn,
517 F.Supp. 778, 11 Envtl. L. Rep. 21,093 (S.D.Tex. 1980), affirmed without opinion 652 F.2d 998 (5th Cir. 1981)
Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight (SCRUB) v. Zoning Board of Adjustment,
713 A.2d 135 (Cmnwlth.Ct.Pa. 1998)
South Dakota v. Adams,
587 F.2d 915 (8th Cir. 1978)
South Dakota v. Adams (Determination affirmed; Secretary's motion granted.),
506 F.Supp. 60 (D.S.D. 1980)
South Dakota v. Adams (Secretary's motion for summary judgment granted),
506 F.Supp. 50 (D.S.D. 1980)
South Dakota v. Goldschmidt,
635 F.2d 698 (8th Cir. 1980)
South Dakota v. Volpe,
353 F.Supp. 335 (1973)
Southeastern Displays, Inc. v. Ward,
414 S.W.2d 573 (Ky. 1967)
Southland Corp. v. U. S.,
222 Ct.Cl. 22, 611 F.2d 348 (Ct.Cl. 1979)
State ex rel. Straatmann Enterprises, Inc. v. County of Franklin,
1999 WL 1011955 (Mo.App. W.D. 1999)
State of Arizona ex rel. Miller v. Gannett Outdoor Co. of Arizona, Inc.,
164 Ariz. 578, 795 P.2d 221 (Ariz.App. 1990)
State of Minnesota v. Card,
413 N.W.2d 577 (1987)
State of Minnesota v. Kouri,
415 N.W.2d 412 (1988)
State of Missouri ex rel. Thompson In and For Saline County v. Osage Outdoor Advertising, Inc.,
674 S.W.2d 81 (Mo.App. W.D. 1984)
State of Nebraska, Department of Roads v. Tiemann,
510 F.2d 446 (8th Cir. 1975)
Suffolk Outdoor Advertising Co., Inc. v. Hulse,
43 N.Y.2d 483, 402 N.Y.S.2d 368, 373 N.E.2d 263 (1977)
Suffolk Outdoor Advertising Co., Inc. v. Hulse,
439 U.S. 808, 99 S.Ct. 66, 58 L.Ed.2d 101 (1978)
Superior Outdoor Advertising Co. v. State Highway Com'n of Missouri,
641 S.W.2d 480 (Mo.App.S.D. 1982)
Supersign of Boca Raton, Inc. v. City of Fort Lauderdale,
766 F.2d 1528 (11th Cir. 1985)
Thomas Cusack Company v. City of Chicago,
242 U.S. 526, 37 S.Ct. 190, 61 L.Ed. 472 (1917)
In re Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh,
440 Pa. 321, 272 A.2d 163 (1970)
United Outdoor Advertising Co., Inc. v. Business, Transportation and Housing Agency,
242 Cal.Rptr. 738, 44 Cal.3d 242, 746 P.2d 877 (1988)
U.S. v. 40.00 Acres of Land, More or Less,
427 F.Supp. 434 (W.D.Mo. 1976)
U.S. Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc. v. Indiana Department of Transportation,
714 N.E.2d 1244 (Ct.App.Ind. 1999)
U.S. Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. South Carolina Department of Transportation,
324 S.C. 1, 481 S.E.2d 112 (1997)
Webster Outdoor Advertising Company v. City of Miami,
1256 So.2d 556 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1972)
Westfield Motor Sales Co. V. Town of Westfield,
129 N.J.Super. 528, 324 A.2d 113 (1974)
White Advertising International v. Florida Department of Transportation,
364 So.2d 104 (Fla. 1st DCA 1978)
Whiteco Industries, Inc. v. City of Tucson,
168 Ariz. 257, 812 P.2d 1075 (Ct. App.Ariz. 1990)
Whiteco Industries Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
65 T.C. 664 (1975)
Whiteco Outdoor Advertising v. Johnston County Board of Adjustment,
513 S.E.2d 70 (Ct.App.N.C. 1999)
Whiteco Outdoor Advertising v. City of Tuscon,
314, 972 P.2d 647 (Ct.App.Ariz. 1999)
Whitman v. State Highway Commission of Missouri,
400 F.Supp. 1050 (W.D.Mo. 1975)
Whitmier and Ferris Company v. State,
20 N.Y.2d 413, 284 N.Y.S.2d 313, 230 N.E.2d 904 (Ct.App.N.Y. 1967)
Wolverine Sign Works v. City of Bloomfield Hills,
279 Mich. 205, 271 N.W. 823 (1937)