$20,000 charter flight among exorbitant costs in Landis hearing

Updated: May 22, 2007, 12:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MALIBU, Calif. -- The $20,000 charter flights. The $250-a-night hotel rooms. Those attorney fees piling up at $300, $400 an hour.

Keep adding it up, day after day, and it's easy to see how the cost of the Floyd Landis arbitration case could reach $1 million or more.

In fact, before the arbitration began, Landis' spokesman Michael Henson estimated the cost of defending the Tour de France champion could reach $2 million once it winds its way through this hearing and another appeal ...

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