FILE - In this July 25, 2004 file photo, U.S. Postal Service cycling team leader and 2004 Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and teammate George Hincapie, right, ride the victory lap on Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, France. Lawyers for Armstrong say the Justice Department has joined a lawsuit against the cyclist. The lawsuit alleges the former Tour de France champion concealed his use of performance-enhancing drugs for over a decade and defrauded his long-time sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Armstrong wants hearing in bonus money fight
The Associated Press
First Published Jan 02 2014 11:26 am • Last Updated Jan 02 2014 11:34 pm
Austin, Texas • Lance Armstrong is still fighting a Texas company that wants to recoup about $12 million in bonuses he was paid for winning the Tour de France while secretly using performance-enhancing drugs.
Court documents filed in Dallas this week show that Armstrong has asked a judge to stop an arbitration panel from considering whether Dallas-based SCA Promotions should be able to recover its money.
The company tried proving Armstrong used steroids and other drugs and doping methods back in 2005, but ultimately agreed to pay him in a 2006 settlement.
In a motion filed Monday, Armstrong’s attorneys say there’s "no authority under Texas law" for arbitration. They’ve asked a judge for a hearing.
Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and given a lifetime ban from sports in 2012.
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