AC-T: Lawsuit over peeling signs drags on

From the Asheville Citizen-Times:

ASHEVILLE — A judge is scheduled to hear motions Friday in a long-running lawsuit over who’s responsible for the peeling of directional signs erected across the city.

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority hired L&H Signs Inc. for the $1.5 million “wayfinding” project, completed in the spring of 2010.

Public reaction to the blue and green signs was initially positive, but they quickly became an embarrassment as the surface images began peeling from the metal.

The lawsuit filed in February 2011 in Buncombe County Superior Court alleges that L&H Signs, based on Pennsylvania, engaged in fraud, made negligent representations and failed to properly fabricate and install the signs, poles and kiosks.


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