Greg LeMond Sues Yellowstone Club

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SAM Magazine-Yellowstone, Mont., Nov. 8, 2006-Tim Blixseth, the developer of Montana's Yellowstone Club, is being sued by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond. LeMond, an early investor in two of the companies that control the Yellowstone club, claims that Blixseth has cheated him out of millions of dollars.

Blixseth has counter-sued LeMond for breach of contract and for trying to use the court for wrongful financial gain. Blixseth didn't mince words when discussing the suit with Bloomberg Press Agency. "He's an aging athlete whose income-producing ability has been usurped by Lance Armstrong," Blixseth said.

Blixeth is no stranger to suits. A pilot formerly employed by Blixseth is also suing him, claiming that he was fired for reporting that other pilots employed by Blixseth were flying under the influence of drink and drugs. In another instance, the EPA won a $1.8 million settlement-the largest ever collected by the agency for the unauthorized discharge of dredged material-from the Yellowstone Club after the resort bulldozed several ski runs without proper permits.