After more than a year, the legal dispute between Lance Armstrong and his former personal assistant Mike Anderson has been settled out of court following mediation, the Austin American Statesman reported. A short press release, issued jointly by both Armstrong and Anderson said, "Lance and Mike have wished each other the best of luck in the future." Neither side's lawyers could be reached for comment.
While the terms of the settlement are not public, the decision comes only a week after the last of the serious charges against Armstrong were dismissed by the Travis County district judge overseeing the case, including the claim that Armstrong owed Anderson $300,000 to help open a bike shop. The only remaining claim was one of defamation of character surrounding the terms of Armstrong's termination of Anderson.
Armstrong was also recently involved in a legal action against an internet domain name squatter who was found by the World Intellectual property Organisation to have registered in bad faith three domains related to the Lance Armstrong foundation's 'Livestrong' wrist bands.