Lance Armstrong Seeks Dismissal of Whistleblower Lawsuit
Lawyers for Lance Armstrong asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a $120 million whistleblower lawsuit filed by former teammate Floyd Landis that accuses the seven-time Tour de France winner of defrauding his former teamâ€™s sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by taking performance-enhancing drugs.
In their rebuke, Armstrongâ€™s attorneys say the USPS should have been able to make the reasonable assessment that he was using performance-enhancing drugs during the time they sponsored his team. They noted numerous media allegations that Armstrong may have been linked to banned substances during his time at the top of competitive cycling, but argued that USPS officials "did nothing" at the time, according to the filing.