Montrealer tries to sue Lance Armstrong
A Montrealer wants to launch a class-action lawsuit against disgraced cycling champ Lance Armstrong, and the publishers of his two autobiographies.
It's on behalf of everyone in Canada that bought the books, It's Not About The Bike, My Journey Back To Life and Every Second Counts, and claims he lied in both of them.
Lawyer Jeff Orenstein says anyone in Canada who bought the books can sign up.
"If you went to the store, or online to Chapters, or Indigo, you'll see that it's listed specifically as non-fiction," Orenstein says. "That is the issue...false advertising."
Armstrong insisted in both books he wasn't taking performance-enhancing drugs, something he finally admitted to last month in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The suit is the brainchild of a local cyclist, Eric Sebbag, who was disappointed by those admissions. Orenstein says it's based on a similar action that was filed last month in a California court.
The Quebec suit still has several hurdles to clear before it will be allowed to go ahead. It first needs to be approved by Quebec Superior Court,
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