Lance Armstrong Can't Duck FCA Suit Over USPS Sponsorship

Law360, Los Angeles (June 27, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge on Friday rejected American cyclist Lance Armstrong’s bids to toss litigation brought against him and other cyclists by the U.S. and a relator under the False Claims Act for allegedly fraudulent claims related to U.S. Postal Service sponsorship agreements.

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins denied Armstrong’s motions to dismiss the complaints against him, citing a June 19 ruling in which the judge had found that the government isn’t liable for not discovering sooner that Armstrong and his professional cycling team were allegedly “doping” their blood to win races.

But also on Friday, the judge dismissed with...

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