You have to scroll way down to read it here, but that losing battle the City of Anaheim fought against the Angels wasn’t cheap:
After spending roughly $4 million in legal fees, the City of Anaheim agreed to drop its civil suit against its baseball team–the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim–seeking to have the “L.A.” dropped from its name.
I wish I had a time machine, because I would go back to 2004 and volunteer to lose the case for the City for half of that. As for the Angels:
An Angels spokesperson told reporters that the team had spent nearly $7.5 million on its lawyers from Buchalter Nemer, Powell Goldstein (now part of Bryan Cave), and Southern California’s Theodora Oringher Miller & Richman during the four-year legal battle.
Yes, I know trials are expensive things, but I am struggling to see how on Earth a case that involves the interpretation of a single clause in a contract can cost you $7.5 million. Heck, I can’t even begin to think of how I could pad a phony bill to run it up that high, let alone a legitimate one. As the AmLaw blogger writes, they might want to have saved some of that money for Teixiera, no?