The Magnolia School District, which owns the Rams' practice facility, filed suit Friday to evict the team because it has refused to sign a new lease.
The team's lease expired Dec. 31 and it has refused several offers made by the district and the city of Anaheim, which acts as the district's agent under a complicated agreement.
John Shaw, Rams executive vice president, refused to comment on the suit, filed in Superior Court in Orange County. The team has told the city that on May 3 it will give notice that it might leave Anaheim Stadium after the 1994 season. It is being courted by several cities, including Baltimore and St. Louis.
The city's latest offer for the practice facility would have had the city pay the Rams' $220,000 annual rent and would have allowed the team to break the 15-year agreement at any time by paying a $220,000 fee to the district.