Floyd Landis, former cyclist on Tuesday, asked a D.C. federal court to allow him appeal rulings in his False Claims Act lawsuit made against Lance Armstrong, his former cycling teammate Lance Armstrong that will limit the possible damages against former agents of Armstrong as the case moves towards trial later this year.
Allegations by Landis have it that Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp., the company in charge of the management of Armstrong’s cycling team, violated the FCA by lying about doping. This thus led to Armstrong’s ban from the sport, while they collected millions of dollars from a U.S. Postal Service team sponsorship.
In 2013, the U.S. intervened in the case. However, it declined to intervene against Armstrong’s agents at Capital Sports & Entertainment, Bill Stapleton and Bart Knaggs.
The government claimed no less than $32 million in damages from the money paid to Tailwind and last month, Christopher R. Cooper, U.S. District Judge allowed most of the case to move forward to a jury trial.