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Lawyers withdraw from Facebook ownership case

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2011 19:20

Lawyers withdraw from Facebook ownership case Tuesday court filing says Paul Ceglia's lawyers will be replaced.
Two law firms representing Ceglia in a lawsuit over ownership of Facebook Inc. have reportedly withdrawn from the case. Paul Ceglia claims that a contract he signed years ago when Mark Zuckerberg was a Harvard student entitles him to a large chunk of Facebook.

Tuesday's court filing did not give a reason for the change in representation. The lawsuit gained widepsread attention because of the involvement of DLA Piper, an international law firm that touts 4,200 attorneys which commonly represents corporations.

Dennis Vacco, a former New York State attorney general, a law firm that also represented Ceglia, declined to give any comment on Tuesday's filing. Facebook has branded Ceglia an "inveterate scam artist," and claims that the contract is a complete forgery.

The case was originally filed in July of last year. Ceglia will now be represented by attorney Jeffrey Lake.

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