Winklevoss Twins’ Second Case Dismissed

facebook in newsThe Winklevoss twins were delivered a second defeat in the Federal Courts today, again losing to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his legal team.

The twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss decided to take up their case with a Boston Federal Court, deciding not to appeal a California decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The narrative of their case had been that their one time classmate at Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg, stole their idea for Facebook.

The case presented before U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock of Boston, argued specifically that Mark Zuckerberg and his legal team intentionally withheld and suppressed evidence in the original settlement talks that awarded the Winklevoss twins $65 Million in cash and Facebook stock.  More specifically, the twins referred Judge Woodlock to conversations held between Mr. Zuckerberg and his friends at the time of Facebook’s founding.

U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock sided with Facebook, citing earlier attempts to sue Facebook about withheld conversations having never succeeded in court.  He proclaimed that their claims have already been rejected in the courts before, and have not provided enough additional evidence to force a reverse decision.

The California judge, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote that the time for the litigation to end “has now been reached.”       



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