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Arrest Warrants Issued for Four People in Supergraphics Battle

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Before the Asics sportswear ad was installed, a Chase ad was seen at the southeast corner, left, of Hollywood & Highland | Photo by jiazi via Flickr
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With the Oscars a few days away, it looks like Hollywood and Highland is becoming ground zero in the battle over supergraphics, the large advertisements that often cover whole facades of buildings. Current Los Angeles law bans the installation of news ones.

But a large supergraphic installed last week on the famous intersection's northeast corner became focus of an arrest and $1 million bail last weekend (the bail was later dropped to $100,000 in exchange for taking the supergraphic down).

Now it appears an Asics sportswear supergraphic installed on the southwest corner is subject of four arrest warrants secured Wednesday by city attorneys. Additionally, four misdemeanor criminal warrants were issued against four companies. Although prosecutors would not talk specifics, companies listed are tied to the corner building, reported the LA Times. Both the Times and Dennis Hathaway at Ban Billboard Blight have details on past lawsuits brought forth against the city by the companies.

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich also last week filed a supergraphic-related complaint naming 27 defendants.