Too Wordy?: Lance Armstrong and his attorneys had an embarrassing defeat Monday in a Texas federal courtroom, where District Judge Sam Sparks threw out the bicycling celebrity's lawsuit because it was filled with information that "were totally irrelevant to Armstrong’s claims" and only there to increase media attention, The New York Times reports. "This court is not inclined to indulge Armstrong's desire for publicity, self-aggrandizement or vilification of Defendants, by sifting through 80 mostly unnecessary pages in search of the few kernels of factual material relevant to his claims," Sparks said. Armstrong can refile it.
Too Cool?: Samsung won a patent infringement case against Apple in the U.K., but it came with a little sting, as CNET reports. The U.K. judge ruling that the Samsung Galaxy Tab did not infringe on the iPad was cooler: "They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."
Too Delayed?: Lawyers for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign are asking a judge to halt a website's sales of T-Shirts, bumper stickers and buttons with the campaign's signature "O'" logo, The Associated Press reports. Judge Emmet Sullivan appeared somewhat skeptical, asking why the campaign initiated legal actions against Washington-based Demstore.com in 2007, during the Obama's first campaign for president, but didn't follow up until 2011.
Too Risky?: Online poker kingpin Ray Bitar must now post $2 million in cash or property to remain free before his trial on charges he ilegally pocketed $40 million as CEO of Full Tilt Poker website, the New York Post reported. Manhattan federal Judge Paul Engelmayer ordered Bitar to post $2 million in cash or property to secure his $2.5 million bond, up from $1 million set last week.
Statesman?: On the eve of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Donald Trump will be in Sarasota County to receive the local party's annual Statesman Award, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. Trump will speak at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. Tickets start at $150 per person. VIP tickets, which include a photo with Trump start at $500.