Lance Armstrong

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Do Witness Interview Memoranda Deserve Opinion or Merely Fact Work Product Protection?: Part II

Last week's Privilege Point discussed Lance Armstrong's unsuccessful attempt to discover witness interview memoranda government agents prepared during their civil investigation of Armstrong's misdeeds. United States ex rel....more

Lance Armstrong’s Perjured Doping Testimony Earns Him a $10 Million Sanction in Arbitration

Recently, Lance Armstrong attracted national attention when an arbitration panel in Texas ordered him to pay $10 million in sanctions to a promotions company for lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs to win the...more

Lance Armstrong Becomes Cautionary Tale on Risks of Arbitration

Arbitration is sometimes touted as less expensive and less risky for businesses than traditional courtroom litigation, especially when it comes to consumer disputes. But disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's most recent legal...more

Lessons From Lance Armstrong About the Finality of Arbitration Awards

On February 4, an arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong to pay $10 million to his former promotions company, SCA, as a result of his “unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy” that covered up...more

GLOBAL: Lance Armstrong to pay US$10 million to SCA Promotions

On 4 February 2015, an arbitration panel (in a 2-1 decision) ordered Lance Armstrong to pay US$10 million to SCA Promotions (SCA), a sports insurance company, for US$12 million worth of bonuses received for his seven Tour de...more

Three Point Shot

Sports and Hollywood have long been inextricably linked – many athletes want to be and even become actors, countless actors have lived out their athletic fantasies on the silver screen, and it is no secret that athletes and...more

Lance Armstrong Confession Injects New Life Into Insurance-Related Arbitration Dispute

Here is a cautionary tale for insurers with respect to the enforceability of settlement agreements. SCA Promotions, Inc. (SCA), a Dallas-based company that offers prize indemnification insurance to athletes, has been...more

Advertising Law -- Sep 26, 2013

Julia Child Foundation Whips Up Lawsuit Against Williams-Sonoma - Williams-Sonoma illegally used the name and likeness of the late Julia Child more than 100 times in advertising, marketing, and promotional materials...more

Armstrong Lanced from Livestrong Identity

Brand New Blog recently reported on the unfortunate, but unsurprising piercing of Lance Armstrong’s name from the logo and visual identity of the Livestrong Foundation...more

Advertising Law -- Feb 08, 2013

In This Issue: Manatt Partner Linda Goldstein Invited to Speak at ERA’s Great Ideas Summit; Lance Armstrong’s Confession Leads to Legal Action . . . Will Endorsers Follow Suit?; “Business Coaching” Defendants Settle with...more

How Does Your Organization Treat Whistleblowers?

As almost everyone knows, Lance Armstrong spoke for the first time about his performance enhancing drug (PED) use recently on Oprah. On the first night he admitted for the first time that he used PEDs during his seven wins at...more

Amnesty for Armstrong? Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who...more

Compliance And The Criminal Mind

We can all agree on one thing – Lance Armstrong is a disgrace. I have never seen a more pathetic performance of contrition, riddled with lies, and confirmation of a true sociopath. His public relations strategy was a...more

Legal Fallout of an Armstrong Confession [Video]

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Tim Herman, Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney and senior partner at Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman LLP, talks about the legal ramifications of an Armstrong confession to using performance...more

Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me [Video]

Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney Tim Herman of Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman says "I certainly wouldn't feel betrayed by Lance Armstrong. I would never say that. He's not only a client but a very, very close friend...more

Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me: Video [Video]

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney Tim Herman of Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman says "I certainly wouldn't feel betrayed by Lance Armstrong. I would never say that. He's not only a client but a...more

Confusingly Similar? Don’t Make Me L.A.F.

August 28, 2011 - When Hurricane Irene’s floodwaters savagely inundated central and southern Vermont on August 28, 2011, native Vermonters Eric Mallette and Lyz Tomsuden were inspired to create the battle cry “I Am Vermont...more

Will Livestrong Dieweak?

Anyone that has taken an interest in the expanding field of “personal branding” must have taken notice of the now epic fall of Lance Armstrong. For the uninitiated, Armstrong was a seven time Tour de France winner. He had...more

Frankenstein, Lance Armstrong and FCPA/Bribery Act Compliance

We continue our series focusing on the classic Hollywood monsters from the Universal Pictures era by taking a look at Frankenstein. Unlike Dracula, where Bela Lugosi basically only played his character in one classic picture,...more

Biking and Litigation–They Don’t Mix

I am really disappointed to learn that Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. He earned them. But the naysayers have always accused him of doping even as he has passed hundreds of drug tests and...more

The Wheels Keep Spinning Against Lance Armstrong

This time around, Lance Armstrong’s big battle is not against other cyclists in a road race; it’s with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In June, the USADA opened an investigation into allegations that Armstrong used...more

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