Billboard firm sues couple who has complained to advertisers for 'harassment' over bright sign

Associated Press

A billboard company is suing a western Pennsylvania couple for harassment, saying their complaints that a lighted sign near their home is too bright has chased away six advertisers and cost the company $50,000.

But the attorney for the West Kittanning couple says he plans a countersuit seeking the billboard's removal and compensation for his clients' aggravation.

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The (Kittanning) Leader-Times (http://bit.ly/1DkQhtr) reports the lawsuit filed last month in Armstrong County has grown out of a dispute that began when Oliver Outdoor Advertising installed the billboard in 2012.

Andrew and Patricia Colberg complained to the company and officials in West Kittanning and, finally, to 18 companies that put their ads on the sign.

Oliver Outdoor Advertising says the couple harassed them by repeatedly contacting its clients.

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Information from: Leader Times, http://www.leadertimes.com