French Judge Whacks Armstrong

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by B. Lafferty, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. B. Lafferty

    B. Lafferty Guest

    Bullshit only goes so far:

    Livre accusant Armstrong de dopage: le juge rejette la demande d'encart
    lun 21 jui, 3:13 PM



    PARIS (AFP) - Le juge des référés a rejeté, lundi à Paris, une demande du
    coureur cycliste américain Lance Armstrong d'insérer un encart niant les
    accusations de dopage portées contre lui dans un livre paru la semaine
    dernière.

    L'avocat de l'éditeur (La Martinière) et des auteurs de "LA. Confidentiel,
    les secrets de Lance Armstrong" s'est déclaré "très satisfait" par la
    décision du juge. Il a notamment souligné que le coureur avait été condamné
    à verser aux défendeurs un euro (1,21 dollar) à titre de dommages et
    intérêts "pour procédure abusive".

    "Le juge a parfaitement compris en condamnant M. Armstrong pour procédure
    abusive que l'intéressé avait tenté de répondre par la voie judiciaire à des
    questions des journalistes auxquelles il a refusé de répondre", a déclaré Me
    Arnault de Montbrial.
    Lors de l'audience, vendredi dernier, les avocats de Lance Armstrong avaient
    dénoncé un "livre à scandale" qui porte atteinte à l'honneur du coureur.

    Le livre est paru mardi derni
     
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  2. "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]> writes:

    > Bullshit only goes so far:
    >

    As Cardinal Synne said to BishoP rick ``Well back in the good old Medieval
    Days when we had two Chief WitchDoktors, we were lucky 'cause although we
    got twice as much Papal Bull, we didn't have Iconoclastic Wankers writing
    books about our national Heros.''

    ''But looking on the bright side, maybe we can sell that Armstrong a few
    Papal Indulgences or a Dispensation to marry that Magdalene he's consorting
    with.''

    ''Amen to that,'' said BishoP rick, "Qui sine peccatum est vestrum and all
    that''

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  3. B. Lafferty <[email protected]> wrote:

    Book accusing LA of doping: judge rejects the request for an insert

    PARIS: the judge in referee (I don't know what that means) rejected, Monday
    in Paris, a request from the cyclist LA to insert denying the doping
    accusations leveled against him in a book published last week.

    The lawyer for the editor (La Martiniere) and the authors of "LA
    Confidential, the secrets of LA" said he was feeling "very happy" about the
    decision from the judge. In particular, he pointed out that the cyclist had
    to pay the defense the amount of 1 Euro for "Abuse of the judicial process".

    "The judge understood perfectly, by fining LA for abuse of process, that he
    tried to answer judicially to questions from journalists he had refused to
    answer", declared Arnault de Montbrial. During the audience/trial on Friday,
    the lawyers of LA had denounced that "scandalous book" which tainted the
    honor of the racer.

    The book was published on Tuesday last week.

    Didier

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  4. David Off

    David Off Guest

    Didier A. Depireux wrote:
    > fining LA for abuse of process


    Just spoke to my wife (who is a French judge btw) and she says this is
    most unusual and told me this:

    The president of the court (federal district court level) said Armstrong
    should have issued two different procedings.

    i. an urgent proceding asking for the injunction (which he did)
    ii. a defamation proceding setting out in greater detail on which
    grounds he was sustaining loss

    In the first procedings he wanted a note put in the book saying he had
    issued the defamation proceedings, which was not true.

    Basically his lawyer seems to have made a bit of a poo.
     
  5. Bob Schwartz

    Bob Schwartz Guest

    David Off <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Basically his lawyer seems to have made a bit of a poo.


    From what I hear, part of the problem was that LANCE hired an
    asswipe that only showed him documents in French and refused
    to translate them into English.

    Bob Schwartz
    [email protected]
     
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