The government's case against Lance Armstrong took an interesting turn this last week, when both parties filed for Summary Judgment in the case against Lance Armstrong and his cycling team, which is a motion for the judge to rule on key points of a lawsuit without the need to take them to trial.
The fallen sports icon is the sole visible defendant in the case, as the lawsuit also involves a defunct company, Tailwind Sports, which was the cycling team’s owner, and a Belgian national, cycling team director Johan Bruyneel, who is not living in the US.
Armstrong finally confessed to having taken performance enhancing drugs in 2013, after a long period of denials.
Whistleblower Floyd Landis Set off the $100 Million False Claims Case
The lawsuit arose from claims by whistleblower Floyd Landis., who was a member of Armstrong’s team. The federal government is looking to recover the amount of $32,267,279.85, which was paid to the cycling team in a sponsorship contract with the U.S. Postal Service....