Sign company Fuel Outdoor LLC has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the city of Los Angeles over the company’s mounting of supergraphic signs and pole and wall posters, the City Attorney’s office announced Wednesday.

The company did not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement.

The 2009 lawsuit filed by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich alleged that Fuel Outdoor put up more than a dozen supergraphic signs and about 500 pole and wall posters without obtaining city permits and then ignoring city orders to remove them. Trutanich has said that the vinyl supergraphic signs can pose safety hazards if they fall from building facades.

Fuel Outdoor agreed in December 2009 to start removing the supergraphic signs and posters; by June 2010 all the signs were removed.

Under the most recent agreement approved by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge and announced Wednesday, New York-based Fuel Outdoor will pay the fine and agrees to halt posting more signs without the proper city permits.

A call to Fuel Outdoor President Marc Miller in New York was not immediately returned.

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