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Regency Outdoor Adver., Inc. v. Los Angeles, City of

Citation: 35 ELR 20042
No. No. B159255, (Cal. App. 2d Dist., 02/17/2005)

A California appellate court held that the partial obstruction of billboards caused by a city's planting of palm trees is not compensable under the California Constitution. The trial court erred in finding loss of visibility would not be compensable based on the fact that the loss was caused by a public improvement constructed on land that was not taken from the billboard company. Nevertheless, the impairment of visibility of the billboards was not an actionable interference with the company's property rights.