Angels vs. City of Anaheim court starts today
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| By pachyderm on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 11:27 am:|
Side note, why does MLB.com put a picture of the Ballpark of Arlington for an Angels story.
| By wbell on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 01:28 pm:|
Someone caught the mistake and fixed it.
Yeah, just like they fixed that picture of Jose Lima's wife when too many people were hitting their site to see her...
| By jenmed on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 08:35 pm:|
Well, it's over. The Angels won - the jury ruled against Anaheim.
| By eyleenn on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 10:46 pm:|
Well, boo on that jury and the lawyers. Five hours of deliberation? Anaheim's lawyers must not have made a very good case.
| By pachyderm on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 11:07 am:|
Wondering if the the City and County of Los Angeles will also case against the Angels?
| By pachyderm on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:46 am:|
The City of Anaheim is still keep on fighting. Sorry Arte, this issue still won't die.
| By wbell on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 12:51 pm:|
Maybe they will throw in the towel?
Anaheim Won't Appeal Over Angels Name
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The City Council has decided it won't immediately appeal a jury verdict that allowed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team to keep its new name.
The city sued the Angels in January 2005 after owner Arte Moreno changed the team's name from the Anaheim Angels to make the most of the nation's second-largest media market. A jury decided last week that Moreno's name change didn't violate a stadium lease agreement or state law, as the city had alleged.
On Tuesday, council members said they will wait until a March 2 hearing before Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter Polos to decide whether to appeal. Polos could still order an injunction requiring the team to drop its new name.
"This is not about monetary damages. This is about getting our name back," Mayor Curt Pringle said after the council discussed the matter in closed session.
The city spent millions of dollars in legal fees. City officials have said the expense was worth it because Anaheim lost at least $100 million in publicity and tourism revenue when Moreno added Los Angeles to the team's name. The city had asked the jury for about $373 million in damages.