AUSTIN -- A Texas arbitration panel gave a $10 million judgment for SCA Promotions in its suit against disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong for bonuses it paid for his Tour de France championships.
The arbitration panel, which voted 2-1 in SCA's favor, will now turn its ruling over to a judge, who must give a final approval. SCA asked the panel to do so out of fear Armstrong would refuse to pay it the $10 million. This ruling ends a court battle that's been going on for more than a decade. Armstrong first sued SCA in 2004 when the promotions company refused to pay his bonus for winning the Tour de France.