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Dahms sues Ullrich for defamation

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Cycling News
Published:
November 15, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:59 BST
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First Edition Cycling News, November 15, 2008

Jan Ullrich will face another battle in court with his former Team Coast owner Günther Dahms after...

Jan Ullrich will face another battle in court with his former Team Coast owner Günther Dahms after making what Dahms' attorney considered defamatory comments about his client following a court case this week. After Thursday's ruling in the rider's favour, Ullrich met with reporters and made comments concerning Dahms' character and ability to pay.

Dahms' attorney cited various media reports which repeated these comments, saying "the deed was done publicly and spread by the media."

A German court this week ordered Dahms to pay Ullrich €340,000 plus interest for unpaid wages. Dahms had refused to pay on the grounds that Ullrich had doped during the time in question, in violation of his contract. After Ullrich swore under oath that he had not doped, the court order Dahms to pay. (SW)

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