Judge rules in Armstrong’s favor on suit over books – VeloNews.com

 

Judge rules in Armstrong’s favor on suit over books – VeloNews.com.

A federal judge sided with Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, ruling that the accounts in his books, even though some of their elements were later revealed as untrue, were protected as free speech and did not amount to false advertising or fraud.

Some readers of the books It’s Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts had filed a suit in Sacramento federal court asking for more than $5 million, claiming they were fooled by the books, presented as inspirational, true accounts. The books, they said, should have been labeled as fictitious accounts.

Chief Judge Morrison England, Jr. begged to differ, ruling that the books were protected speech.

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