Appellate Experience Leveraged to Stay Court Judgment
National Media Corporation and Anchor Equities, Ltd., v. City of Austin., Case No. 03-12-00188-CV, In the Third Court of Appeals, Texas (2012):
National Media Corporation, an advertising company that, among other investments, owns and operates billboards across Texas, acquired the rights to a billboard sign located within the corporate limits of the City of Austin and applied to register the sign as a legal “non-conforming,” off-premises sign. When the City of Austin refused to register the sign that had been standing in its location for more than 40 years, National Media sought relief from the Travis County district court but lost at the summary judgment stage. Our firm was retained to seek a reversal of the Travis County court’s judgment on appeal to the Third Court of Appeals.
Our lead attorney promptly and successfully moved to stay the trial court’s judgment, which called for the immediate removal of the sign. Then, drawing upon the Storm Firm’s years of administrative law and appellate experience, our team worked closely with National Media and its trial counsel to go beyond the original trial briefing to clearly elucidate the company’s arguments to the appellate court. The appellants’ brief, which was filed on July 6, 2012, is available for review by clicking the button below: