September 29, 2008

Landis sues in Federal Court: "Suspended cyclist Floyd Landis has taken the unusual step of challenging the decision to uphold his positive doping test, stepping outside the anti-doping adjudication system to try to prove in U.S. federal court that his case was not fairly heard by a sports arbitration panel."

posted by apoch to business and law at 09:58 AM - 4 comments

The story that never dies.

posted by dbt302 at 12:41 PM on September 29, 2008

Is he arguing the decision of the positive test or just the way the $100,000 fine was applied? And why does it seem his facial features get more scrunched together every time I see him?

posted by BoKnows at 01:12 PM on September 29, 2008

What the hell? I guess I don't understand what he is after, but really, can we just end this - now.

posted by lil'red at 07:27 PM on September 29, 2008

Well, you see, he was fined $100,000 by the arbitration panel at CAS. This is supposedly for legal fees incurred by the prosecution. This was never an issue during the actual hearing. After the hearing was over, the panel heard arguments from a lawyer for the prosecution that they deserved some compensation. Landis was never given a chance to argue about it and he cannot race again in the US (even though his ban ends on 1-29-09) until he pays.

Also, the guys who sit on the various arbitration panels at CAS frequently argue as prosecution in hearings before CAS. Which is a rather serious conflict of interest.

If the system was fair instead crooked, this would have gone away already.

posted by apoch at 09:07 AM on September 30, 2008

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