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Lance Armstrong loses bid to block $12-million lawsuit

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Lance Armstrong failed to block a lawsuit seeking $12 million from the disgraced cyclist

A Texas court has denied Lance Armstrong's motion for temporary relief against a Dallas company that is seeking to recover $12 million in performance bonuses paid to him during his historic cycling career.

SCA Promotions wants the money back because Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. The company says it was deceived by the disgraced cyclist.

The Supreme Court of Texas announced on its website Friday that Armstrong's petition for a writ of mandamus has been denied. The motion sought to block a June review by an arbitration panel that has agreed to consider the case.

SCA decided to file its suit after Armstrong confessed to cheating in early 2013.

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