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Partner Zia Modabber Comments on Armstrong Autobiography Suit in National Law Journal

Firm News | August 12, 2013

Zia Modabber, head of the Los Angeles Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, was quoted in a National Law Journal article regarding the motion to dismiss a proposed class action against Lance Armstrong and the publishers of his autobiographical books. The suit—filed on behalf of thousands of California consumers after Armstrong admitted to television host Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his seven Tour de France victories—asserts Armstrong and the publishers misled consumers into believing they were buying an honest narrative of the cyclist’s real life. Zia, who represents Armstrong in this matter, responded to the accusations that the books were mislabeled as “nonfiction”: “The few paragraphs where Lance denies using performance-enhancing drugs don’t turn books about his entire life into works of fiction.” (“Lance Armstrong, Co-Defendants Move to Dismiss Lawsuit,” August 6, 2013) 

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