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Three lawsuits filed post US farce

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22/06/2005

As the furore over the United States Grand Prix continues, three lawsuits have already been filed, as irate fans attempt to win compensation for their Indy experience.

In the 'home of litigation' its expected that this is the first salvo, as once again it is lawyers who get the most out of Formula One.

In Indianapolis, a class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Larry Bowers, who is demanding the cost of his tickets together with travel expenses from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he resides.

According to Bowyer's attorney, William Bock, the sport's governing body, the FIA, and the Michelin tyre company are responsible for not holding the type of event advertised.

"It was just a Bridgestone tyre practice session," Bock told reporters. "Sunday's event did not meet the criteria of a race."

It's understood that the Indianapolis Motor speedway is also named in Bowers' lawsuit.

In the hours following Sunday's debacle, IMS boss Tony George announced that there would be no refunds, and anyone seeking financial recompense should contact the FIA, Michelin and FOM.

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