After a long and drawn out journey of media outrage and public persecution, the former cycling superstar has revealed his best move.
Lance had asked the judge to throw out any and all counts of misconduct and malpractice against him.
n a 59-page document with 91 exhibits filed in federal court, Armstrong hopes to end the massive $100 million dollar lawsuit that the federal government filed against him. While this may be a long shot, if the motion is successful, the judge is bound to throw all existing counts against him out of court.
One of the cases against him was a suit that had accused his cycling team of tendering false claims to the postal service of the United States. The US postal service, had paid a total of $32 million dollars to help sponsor Armstrong’s team throughout the period of June 2000 to October 2004,which is said to be an amount that could be tripled to about $100 million under the false claims act.
“In the cold light of morning, the USPS sponsored a cycling team, received far more benefits from that sponsorship than anyone could have anticipated and therefore having no actual damages and no viable claims against Armstrong,” his argument had said.
“For these, reasons, the court should grant Armstrong’s motion for summary judgment.” The federal government on behalf of the USPS in 2013 had filed the civil complaint. The crux of the argument was that Armstrong’s cycling team had violated the terms of its sponsorship contract by doping and making false statement in order to continue receiving payment.
However, in an attempt to strong-arm the Government, Armstrong’s attorney Elliot peters had noted that the sportsman himself had no direct contract with the United States postal service because the contract was only between the USPS and the company that owned the team.