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Federal Judge Partially Rejects Whistleblower’s Fraud Suit Against Lance Armstrong

Cyclist Lance Armstrong will not have to pay back sponsorship money he received from the U.S Postal Service (USPS), a federal judge said Monday in a summary judgement that gave the disgraced Tour de France champion a partial victory in his ongoing legal battle with the U.S. government. Former teammate Floyd Landis sued Mr. Armstrong on behalf of the U.S. government in 2010, alleging the seven-time Tour de France champion defrauded the U.S. government by taking sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service while he was doping. Mr. Armstrong had for years denied rumors and allegations by others in the cycling word that he was doping before ... Read More

Justice Dept urges court to try whistleblower’s lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who for years illegally used performance enhancing drugs to give him an edge over competition, says the U.S. Postal Service, his biggest sponsor, should have known about his doping. The dethroned cycling champion is attempting to have a USPS lawsuit against him thrown out by arguing that USPS officials “did nothing” and continued to back him when his Tour de France received widespread media coverage. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department objected to Mr. Armstrong’s assertions, which he presented to the court in July, saying that “the government and the rest of the world” ... Read More

Lance Armstrong wants $120-million whistleblower lawsuit dismissed

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and his lawyers have asked a federal judge to throw out a $120-million lawsuit brought against him by a whistleblower who says the seven-time Tour de France champion defrauded the U.S. government by taking sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) while he was doping. Mr. Armstrong was finally stripped of his Tour de France titles last year, after years of denying accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the races. He admitted in January that he had used the drugs and lied about it. Mr. Armstrong subsequently lost his sponsorship deals and was banned ... Read More