Armstrong asks court to dismiss suit seeking $12 million

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AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit by a promotions company seeking repayment of more than $12 million in bonuses for winning the Tour de France.

The Texas-based SCA Promotions sued Armstrong in February, claiming he committed fraud by using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times. SCA paid Armstrong’s team management company Tailwind Sports for several of those victories, which have been stripped away.

The sides have been battling since 2005, when SCA tried to withhold the bonus money. Armstrong sued and SCA agreed to pay him in a voluntary settlement in 2006. Armstrong’s court filings Friday argue that settlement is legally binding and includes language that it cannot be appealed.

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