Lance Armstrong Can’t Outrace USPS FCA Suit

Law360, Washington (February 13, 2017, 8:05 PM EST) -- Disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong will have to face a False Claims Act lawsuit over the millions he received from the U.S. Postal Service while lying about doping, a D.C. federal judge said Monday, but prosecutors will have to prove the government lost more than it gained from its sponsorship. 

U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper tossed just one FCA liability theory against Armstrong, while allowing the government’s claims of damages, based on over $32 million paid to the former champion’s Tailwind cycling team, to move forward. But a jury will have to decide if the government’s damages outweigh the benefit...

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