Mayfield Loses Another Appeal
RICHMOND, Va. — The case of Jeremy Mayfield vs. NASCAR may finally be over.
A three-judge panel of 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on the side of U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen in his previous dismissal of the Mayfield’s complaint against NASCAR.
Mayfield was suspended by NASCAR in May of 2009 after failing a random drug test and later sued NASCAR and its Chairman Brian France for defamation, unfair and deceptive trade practices and breach of contract.
Mullen ruled that Mayfield had signed documents waiving his right to sue and tossed the case out of court despite Mayfield’s arguments that over-the-counter medications led to his positive test.
“NASCAR is pleased that today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court’s original decision in May 2010 in Jeremy Mayfield v. NASCAR. This case was never about anything more than NASCAR’s ability to keep the sport clean and our competitors safe,” said NASCAR Senior Vice President, Racing Operations Steve O’Donnell in a statement.BREAKING NEWS: SPEED SPORT is back in print with a new monthly format! Subscribe for just $24.95. Special offer for former subscribers.