Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Jun 24, 2011 12:23 pm CDT
The Winklevoss twins have abandoned their effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn their $65 million settlement with Facebook Inc. over their claims that the social networking site founded by Harvard University classmate Mark Zuckerberg was their idea.
But Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss haven’t completely given up their battle for more bucks.
Having lost an attempt to persuade a federal court in California that they were taken advantage of in the settlement, the identical twins are now asking a federal judge in Boston to force Facebook to respond to their concerns that the company “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence,” reports Bloomberg.
Attorney Neel Chatterjee, who represents Facebook, says the filing revives “old and baseless allegations that have been considered and rejected previously by the courts.”
ABAJournal.com: “In ‘Social Network’ Sequel, Appellate Panel Grills Lawyer for Twins Seeking More Facebook Millions”
ABAJournal.com: “Winklevoss Twins Won’t Ask Supreme Court to Scuttle Facebook Settlement”