Texas top court denies Lance Armstrong appeal in $12M lawsuit
In this file photo, Lance Armstrong grimaces during a news conference in Galveston, Texas on April 1, 2012. (Houston Chronicle / Michael Paulsen)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, May 30, 2014 11:49AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Supreme Court has denied Lance Armstrong's request to block a Dallas company's attempts to recover about $12 million in performance bonuses it paid the cyclist during his career.
SCA Promotions wants its money back now that Armstrong has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times. Armstrong and the company have been in a legal dispute over the money for several years. The company alleges it was deceived by Armstrong and an arbitration panel has agreed to consider the company's case in June.
Armstrong has sought to block the arbitration review and his pending sworn testimony.
The court ruled in SCA's favour Friday.
In his court appeal, Armstrong argued he had a binding settlement with the company in 2006 that should not be overturned.