Lance Armstrong wins small victory as part of whistleblower suit is thrown out

Armstrong had some of the claims against him thrown out of court on Tuesday, but still faces false claims allegations relating to USPS sponsorship

Lance Armstrong. Photo: Graham Watson

Lance Armstrong and his associates won a significant legal victory on Tuesday, when a US District judge ruled that Floyd Landis cannot pursue his claim that the sponsorship deal between United States Postal Service (USPS) and Tailwind Sports defrauded the US government.

Landis alleged that, by covering up doping practices at the USPS team, Armstrong and other parties running the team violated their contract and defrauded the government.

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