Judge dismisses Armstrong lawsuit against USADA

Jul 11, 2012, 09:16 IST | AFP

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed on Monday by Lance Armstrong against the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) but said the seven-time Tour de France winner can refile it within 20 days

US District Judge Sam Sparks criticized Armstrong’s lawyers for the 80-page filing in tossing it out, saying it smacked of a public relations move rather than a challenge to the body that imposes doping sanctions on US athletes.


Lance Armstrong

But Sparks also said that he was not ruling on the merits of the lawsuit and that the US cycling legend was welcome to present it again with modifications.
He advised Armstrong's lawyers to “omit any improper argument, rhetoric, or irrelevant material” in any future filing.

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