Lance Armstrong urges federal judge to dismiss sponsorship lawsuit

Washington, July 24 (ANI): Lance Armstrong has urged a US judge to dismiss the Justice Department's False Claims Act lawsuit against him.

The disgraced cyclist argued that the Postal Service got its money's worth out of its sponsorship deal, adding that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations.

In the filing in U.S. District Court in Washington, lawyers for Armstrong said the Postal Service, which sponsored Armstrong's cycling team, got exactly what it bargained for.

The filing added that the Postal Service even got millions of dollars' worth of publicity, exposure to more than 30 million spectators at international cycling events and hundreds of hours of television coverage

According to CBS News, the Justice Department this year joined former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis' whistle-blower lawsuit against the disgraced cyclist.

The government has claimed that Armstrong violated his contract with the Postal Service and was 'unjustly enriched' while cheating to win the Tour de France, the report added. (ANI)


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