There’s no party with the resources of the federal government —
The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to intervene in a federal whistle-blower lawsuit filed earlier this year by one of Lance Armstrong’s former cycling teammates, Floyd Landis, people familiar with the matter say.
Mr. Landis’s lawsuit was filed under the federal False Claims Act, these people say. The act allows citizens to sue on behalf of the government alleging the government has been defrauded.
The U.S. Postal Service, an independent federal agency, sponsored the team led by Mr. Armstrong for several years during which Mr. Landis has said some of its riders, including himself and Mr. Armstrong, cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs and practices.