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June 30, 2006

Armstrong wins another stage in court fight

procycling | Armstrong wins preliminary court ruling

Lance Armstrong's legal team won a preliminary hearing in London over UK publication of excerpts from L.A. Confidential, The Secrets of Lance Armstrong in 2004.

Lawyers for The Sunday Times maintained that the story didn't accuse Armstrong of taking performance-enhancing drugs, but only raised questions about his behavior.

The judge disagreed, saying a “reasonable reader would have understood [the article]... to mean that Mr Armstrong had taken drugs to enhance his performance in cycling competitions.”

The case should go to trial in November.ThePaceline.com reports the case has now been settled.

The Sunday Times apologized for any impression that Armstrong was guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs, but otherwise, terms of the settlement were not released.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 30, 2006 in Doping, Lance Armstrong | Permalink

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