TechPowered By

More tech

John Doe v. USADA lawsuit dismissed

By:
Bjorn Haake in Vogtsburg
Published:
August 25, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:46 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, August 25, 2008

The lawsuit filed earlier this year by an anonymous U.S. rider against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...

The lawsuit filed earlier this year by an anonymous U.S. rider against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which sought to stop the agency from performing further testing on samples which had been declared negative, was dismissed, according to a report by the NY Daily News.

"John Doe v. USADA" was widely reported to have been filed by Rock Racing's Kayle Leogrande. Attorneys Howard Jacobs and Maurice Suh, who represented 'Doe', told the newspaper that the case was dismissed. "That case was resolved and as part of the resolution was dismissed," Jacobs said. "That's as much as I'll say."

The samples in question were reported to have been from the 2007 Superweek races, and had been initially declared negative. Earlier this year, Leogrande was named by a former team soigneur in a telephone conversation which was made public on the internet as having admitted to doping. The soigneur, Susanne Sonye, was the subject of a slander lawsuit by Leogrande, also filed by Jacobs, which was struck down by a California judge this week. The judge ruled that the case was meant to intimidate Sonye from testifying at Leogrande's USADA arbitration.

Back to top

Tags:
news