Lance Armstrong lost a bid to halt a $100 million lawsuit against him.
Lance Armstrong faces his biggest uphill ride in a fresh USD 100m lawsuit in which hes sued for false claims that induced massive sponsors.
— Stuart Gibson (@StuartGibsonLaw) February 14, 2017
The disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong could be sued for $100 million by the US government after federal judges dismissed his request to throw the case out.
Floyd Landis, a former teammate, started action against the shamed cyclist after asserting he made false claims while receiving tens of millions of dollars from the United States Postal Service.
And in 2013, Justice Department officials jumped in on the case – claiming Armstrong defrauded the government by accepting sponsorship money from the service while taking performance enhancing drugs.
Just another hit:
Armstrong has also taken huge hits financially, losing all his major sponsors and being forced to pay more than $10 million in damages and settlements in a series of lawsuits.
Armstrong claims he and the team don’t owe the Postal Service anything because the agency made far more off the sponsorship than it paid. Armstrong’s lawyers have introduced internal studies for the agency that calculated benefits in media exposure topping $100 million.
The case against Lance Armstrong seems pretty flimsy. Seems like he's already paid enough but I guess the parasites are still hungry. https://t.co/q8jJ7lLsM5
— Sir Mar Lamont (@SirMarLamont) February 14, 2017
@WSJ The man inspired millions to get in better shape with lies. How dare he.
— JFL (@diamondscarx) February 13, 2017
— Craig Roberts (@ctr4080) February 13, 2017
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper:
“Giving Armstrong ‘credit’ for the benefits he delivered while using (performance-enhancing drugs) could be viewed as an unjust reward for having successfully concealed his doping for so long,” Cooper wrote. “(But) disregarding any benefits USPS received from the sponsorship could bestow the government with an undeserved windfall. The same could be said of Landis, whose role in this entire affair some would view as less than pure.”
Lance Armstrong – Its only $100 Million Lawsuit pic.twitter.com/QfOm7KjbMa
— Chicago..Panther (@Stormchaser182) February 14, 2017
Lance Armstrong was sponsored by US Postal Service. He cheated so awfully that now no one sends letters. https://t.co/nuio2XJPvf
— Dr Nic (@drnic) February 14, 2017
What do you think? Has there ever been a bigger fall from grace in sports history?