A judge denied 7-time Tour de France victor Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss the $100 million lawsuit against him by the U.S. Justice Department.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper refused Armstrong's motion to dismiss, because of the difficulty of quantifying the damages the Postal Service may have suffered.
The case will now be presented in front of a jury at a future date.
The federal government is suing Amstrong on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service and is seeking $100 million in damages alleging Armstrong defrauded the U.S. Postal Service during its sponsorship of his team in the 1990s and early 2000s.
After years of denials, Armstrong admitted in 2013 he had used performance-enhancing drugs while racing.
Floyd Landis, a former teammate of Armstrong's, initially filed the suit in 2010, two years before Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles and banned from professional cycling for life.
USPS paid US$32.3 million in sponsorship dollars to the cycling team between 2000 and 2004. In 2013, the feds joined the lawsuit and sued Armstrong under the False Claims Act, saying he violated his contract with the USPS by using performance-enhancing drugs.
The decision Monday by U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington sets the almost 7-year-old case on course for a jury trial.
Defense attorney Elliot R. Peters, with Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, said the ruling shows there is no evidence of quantifiable financial harm to USPS.
The United States government will seek nearly $100M in damages from Lance Armstrong after a trial was finally granted permission to proceed.
Armstrong has tried to have the case dropped, claiming that the sponsorship benefited the Postal Service and was worth more to USPS than the $32m it paid to his now disbanded team, Tailwind Sports Corporation.
Landis, himself a former Tour victor caught cheating, would be entitled to up to 25 percent of any money recovered. "So the government may now proceed to a trial that, as a practical matter, it can not win".
The government has calculated damages at three times this amount. "Accordingly, the Court declines to grant Armstrong summary judgment on damages and will set the case for trial".
After some calculations, it said it discovered cars, trucks, and school buses cross these bridges 185 million times a day. A new national report released overnight shows hundreds of the state's bridges are falling apart.
Brent was on track for its first weekly drop in four weeks while USA crude headed for its fourth straight week of gains. Other global producers have agreed to cut output by 558,000 bpd with Russian Federation agreeing to slash 300,000 bpd.
The killing of the civilians conjured a mixed response with the separatist leaders calling for a valley-wide strike. Heavy contingents of police and security forces have been deployed in the region to prevent massive public protests.
Eight cars had major damage - four were a total loss - and a few more had minor damage, the department said in a tweet. The fire occurred on Monday at 4:37 p.m. on the second floor of the six-story structure, City News Service reports.
On the Galaxy A7 (2016) you can get the Level U wireless headphones for Rs 900 (down from Rs 2,999) using code A7LU. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat update have impacted the battery life of the smartphones.
That is not the first time Trump has said voter fraud cost him electoral votes, despite the fact that he won the White House. Scott Brown that his Senate bid in New Hampshire failed only because of MA residents crossed the border to vote against him.
South Korea's acting president and prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, said his country will punish North Korea for the provocation. The United States should impose secondary sanctions on any Chinese entity that's violating sanctions on North Korea, he added.
The intensity of the snow should make roads hard to transverse and could lead to school delays and cancellations. You know I mean it's a lot easier to refer to a hurricane by its name and remember it by its name.
The WADA commission which investigated Russian track and field had originally recommended a lifetime ban for Savinova. All these (investigations) continued for more than two years and we're all exhausted of it.
Boy dies in Topshop 'furniture incident'
Eyewitnesses said that he pulled down a barrier in the fashion store, causing the furniture to crash down onto his head. Following a tragic accident in which a 10-year-old child was killed, Topshop has recalled the display units involved.
Royals signing former Cubs pitcher Travis Wood
Jon Heyman from Today's Knuckleball at Fanrag.com indicated that the contract was a two-year, $12 million deal. Wood appeared in 259 games for the Cubs over seven seasons, including 133 starts.
Charles Oakley's ban from Madison Square Garden lifted
One of the things I told the commissioner, I want to have a press conference and I want him to apologize to me and the fans. Dolan later said Oakley was thrown out because he was being verbally abusive to security. "I appreciate the efforts of Mr.
Almost half of couples on Netflix admit to 'cheating'
Netflix's study was conducted by SurveyMonkey from December 20-31, 2016 and was based on 30,267 total responses. Netflix found over 80 percent of streamers said they are repeat offenders when it comes to Netflix cheating.
Peru offers reward for capture of ex-President Alejandro Toledo
But his former vice president, David Waisman, himself a prominent member of Peru's Jewish community, said the account was untrue. Interestingly, Odebrecht claimed it also paid Toledo's two successors, Alan Garcia Peres and Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso.
Greek WW2 bomb deactivated after mass Thessaloniki evacuation
Refugees living in a nearby camp will also have to be evacuated, the migration ministry said, without specifying how many. One resident recalled the day the bomb fell. "The bombing was done by English and American planes on September 17, 1944".
Late Daly try gives England dramatic victory over Wales
Jones insisted he has been psychologically "cuddling" his England players in anticipation of the renewal of a special rivalry. Of course, it was an incredible end to a Test match and people were quick to point out the exciting nature of the finish.
Friday's full moon promising a treat for skygazers
Umbral eclipses, when the moon enters the umbral shadow partly or completely, are easy to see, even with the unaided eye. He said that a lunar eclipse occurs because Earth is illuminated by the sun, so it casts a shadow away from the sun.