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Contrast This: New York City Fines $1 Million Over Billboard

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Put up an illegal billboard in New York City and officials will keep fining you, even if the price sours to nearly a million dollars. "We will not tolerate any individuals or companies who disregard the law to make a profit," a department spokesman told the New York Daily News. In Los Angeles, it's a different world. Try to regulate them and you'll be stuck in court for years and years.