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Post  matthew on Sun 23 Dec - 22:10

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20833119

Lance Armstrong: Sunday Times sues cyclist for up to £1m

The Sunday Times is suing Lance Armstrong for up to £1m after he was given a life ban and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

Armstrong, 41, was paid £300,000 to settle a libel case in 2004 after the newspaper alleged he had cheated.
Armstrong report key claims

Achievements of USPS/Discovery Channel pro cyclingh the most sophisticated, professional and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen

Armstrong's career at the team was fuelled from start to finish by doping

More than a dozen former team-mates, friends and former team employees confirm a fraudulent course of conduct

Armstrong acted with the help of a small army of enablers, including doping doctors, drug smugglers and others within and outside the sport and his team

He had ultimate control over not only his own personal drug use but over the doping culture of the team

Team staffg team accomplished throu were good at predicting when testers would turn up and seemed to have inside information

Evidence is beyond strong and as strong as any case ever brought by Usada

The US Anti-Doping Agency found he had led the "most sophisticated" drug-taking programme in sport.

The newspaper is demanding the return of the £300,000 settlement payment along with interest and legal costs.

Its letter to Armstrong's lawyers read: "It is clear that the proceedings were baseless and fraudulent. Your representations that you had never taken performance-enhancing drugs were deliberately false."

David Walsh, the chief sports writer of the Sunday Times, first raised questions about Armstrong in 1999, when he won the Tour de France for the first time.

In 2004, the newspaper published an article saying it was right for questions about Armstrong's performance to be both "posed an answered".

The American cyclist's lawyers issued a writ and it was later ruled that the meaning of the article was that Armstrong was "a fraud, a cheat and a liar".

The Sunday Times settled with him in June 2006.

The American has always denied taking performance-enhancing drugs but chose not to fight Usada's charges against him.


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Re: Libel Payback With Interest

Post  almostgothic on Sun 23 Dec - 22:29

Thanks matthew!

And I do hope that Mr Richard Desmond gets to read this article too.
I bet he's still smarting at the thought of those who screwed him for shedloads of money.
Surely the time will come when he wants HIS redress too.
And when he decides to act, those same people had better make sure they've got plenty in the bank to cover it.

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Post  matthew on Sun 23 Dec - 22:42

It would be different circumstances though...the McCanns & Co would be eating porridge

Maybe it would be an idea if SY could freeze the Mcfund

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Post  HiDeHo on Sun 23 Dec - 22:53

http://alexwade.com/biography.html
Alex Wade:
Many years ago, when he was a media lawyer, Alex worked for leading libel firm Carter-Ruck before becoming now-Express Group proprietor Richard Desmond's first Head of Legal Affairs.

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=42991

Libel lawyers Carter Ruck represented Express Newspapers, proprietor Richard Desmond, Sunday Express editor Martin Townsend and journalist David Parsley.

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Post  kitti on Mon 24 Dec - 11:20

I bet the newspapers have HUNDREDS off bits off Information regarding the Mccanns WAITING in the wings to be published.

'Hot lips Healey'....tip off the iceberg.

'Damp squid Gerry'....can't wait for that one lol...

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