Lance Armstrong Endorsements Founded On Lies, Class Says

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 7:03 PM EST) -- Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was hit with a nationwide putative class action in California on Thursday alleging he and a sports supplement maker leveraged his fame to increase sales and deceptively link the product’s effectiveness to his now-tarnished accomplishments.

Lead plaintiff Robert Martin says that FRS Co. marketed energy and sports drinks, concentrates, chews and powders based primarily on the cyclist’s endorsement and the public perception of his multiple Tour de France wins. The “patent falsity” of those advertisements were laid bare in January when Armstrong...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Robert Martin v. FRS Company et al


Case Number

2:13-cv-01456

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Beverly Reid O'Conne

Date Filed

February 27, 2013

Law Firms

Companies

Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.