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Plaintiff Suing Facebook Hires New Lawyers Yet Again; This Time They Are from Milberg

Posted Mar 6, 2012 9:08 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The plaintiff who claims he owns 50 percent of Facebook continues to press his case, despite differences with a string of lawyers.

In the latest development, plaintiff Paul Ceglia has hired five new lawyers, including three from the investor class action firm Milberg, according to Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newswires (sub. req.) and the Associated Press.

Ceglia has been represented by several lawyers and law firms, including DLA Piper. He contends he hired Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to work on a venture called StreetFax.com and invested $1,000 for a half stake in Facebook at the same time. Facebook lawyers have claimed Ceglia used forgeries to support his claims.

The Milberg team will be led Sanford Dumain, who says he wants to examine computers Zuckerberg used at the time of the purported contract. “We took a good hard look at all of the information available, including evidence in Mr. Ceglia’s favor, and we believe he deserves to have his day in court,” Dumain said in a statement.

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