Lance Armstrong asks court to dismiss SCA bonus lawsuit
Says settlement over Tour win bonus was legally binding and cannot be challenged
Lance Armstrong has asked a court in Dallas to dismiss a case by SCA Promotions, who are seeking to recover $12 million that were paid to the disgraced rider for winning the Tour de France.
Armstrong took SCA to court in 2005 for witholding the bonuses, and he says that the settlement money they paid him in 2006 as a result was accompanied by legal documents that prevent the company for suing him now after he was found to have cheated in the races he won.
But SCA say that Armstrong lied under oath about his doping, and they were misled into issuing the settlement.
“SCA does not believe that any prior occurrences in its litigation history with Lance Armstrong bar its attempts to seek recovery through legal channels today,” company spokesman Jeff Dorough wrote in an email seen by the Ottowa Citizen.