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Cycling: Court rejects Armstrong's book challenge

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posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 10:54 AM
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PARIS - A Paris court yesterday threw out Lance Armstrong's request that a book detailing suggestions of doping include a denial by the five-times Tour de France champion, and fined him.
Judge Catherine Bezio rejected Armstrong's request for an emergency order after hearings on Friday with lawyers for Armstrong and the publishers of "L.A. Confidentiel, les secrets de Lance Armstrong" (L.A. Confidential, the secrets of Lance Armstrong).

The verdict said the accusations contained in the book "do not necessarily constitute defamation" because of a French law exempting from prosecution certain allegations made in good faith or if they later turned out to be true.

It said Armstrong's decision to seek an emergency order had not left time for the court to study the use of the good faith defense. It also ordered him to pay legal costs, a 1,500-euro fine and one symbolic euro in damages for faulty procedure.


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Ben

posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 10:21 PM
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how could they reject something like that.



posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by Ben
how could they reject something like that.


Maybe the allegations are true? I dunno.



posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by Ocelot
Maybe the allegations are true? I dunno.


ARmstrong never really seemed like the kind of guy to do that. I don't really think it is true, just allegations to throw him off.



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