WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the District has filed a lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order in D.C. Superior Court against Digi Media Communications LLC (Digi Media). The actions seek to stop Digi Media from unlawfully erecting large outdoor digital signs around the District.
The District contends that Digi Media has erected the outdoor signs, supported by accompanying bracket structures, throughout the District without applying for or obtaining the proper sign permits from the District’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). The complaint further alleges that Digi Media only obtained permits for interior brackets, yet constructed the brackets on the exterior of the building.
“The District has enacted building and sign regulations for reasons that include protecting the safety of our residents and preserving the aesthetic nature of our city,” Attorney General Racine said. “The Office of the Attorney General believes Digi Media has unlawfully installed these signs, and we are taking action to enforce the law.”
DCRA has issued stop-work orders to Digi Media, but the company has continued erecting the signs despite the orders. The District seeks injunctive relief in its motion for a temporary restraining order, asking that Digi Media remove all signs it has erected, and that it comply with the District’s stop-work orders and other permitting requirements.
The District’s complaint and motion for temporary restraining order are available here.