Anaheim won't immediately appeal ruling over name

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The City Council won't immediately appeal
a jury verdict that allowed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to
keep their 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 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.
The city spent millions of dollars in legal fees. City officials
contend 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.