It looks like Lance Armstrong’s legal troubles in connection with his use of performance enhancing drugs and other measures to secure seven Tour de France victories are far from over. Last fall, the International Cycling Union released its decision to recognize the USADA’s findings against Armstrong. In the decision, all of Armstrong’s competitive results achieved after August 1, 1998 were disqualified. In addition, United States Justice Department officials are reportedly considering whether to join a federal whistleblower lawsuit aimed at clawing back about $35 million in United States Postal Service sponsorship money.
Now, two men who reportedly purchased non-fiction books written by Armstrong have now filed a fraud lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in California. In their lawsuit, the two allege they never would have purchased the best-selling books if they were aware of the truth about Armstrong’s cheating. The lawsuit seeks class action status to represent all individuals who bought Armstrong’s allegedly non-fiction books titled “It’s not about the Bike,” and “Every Second Counts.”
Intrigued? Read more about the case at ABA Journal.