Lance Armstrong, UK paper reach settlement in libel case

Posted By CAROLINE LEE,  |  Aug. 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Lance Armstrong, the cyclist stripped of seven Tour de France titles before admitting he had doped, {link:settled a lawsuit with London's Sunday Times. : "" target="_blank"} The paper, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., sued Armstrong in late 2012 for more than $1.6 million, trying to recover money from a previous settlement.

Armstrong sued the Times for reprinting claims from a book that Armstrong had taken performance-enhancing drugs. In 2006, the paper paid Armstrong nearly $485,000 to withdraw his libel lawsuit.

The 2012 suit accused Armstrong of making deliberately false representation during litigation. On Sunday, the paper announced it had "reached a mutually acceptable final resolution, and that it was "entirely happy with the agreed settlement."

The terms of the agreement remain confidential.

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