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Armstrong could be pursued by News International over libel case

22nd October 2012

The beleaguered media outlet News International have revealed that their lawyers are considering taking legal action against the shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, after having previously been forced to pay him £600,000 in libel costs.

This stems from an article which appeared in The Sunday Times newspaper in 2006 which accused the seven time Tour de France winner of being involved in ‘doping’ activities during his time in the sport. At the time, Armstrong successfully argued that the article was libellous, and reached an out-of-court settlement with the publication which essentially served to clear his name of any wrongdoing.

One sticking point that may prevent News International from receiving the compensation they feel is deserved is that they are just one of many corporations now likely to take action against the American after he was recently found to have been untruthful about his role in doping throughout his career.

The organisation’s representatives with London lawyer jobs will surely welcome the opportunity to pursue an action like this after having spent the last eighteen months or so dealing with the consequences of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.