Winklevii Promise To Appeal To Supreme Court

from the and-the-court-will-laugh dept

Well, that didn't take long at all. We noted that the tone deaf Winklevoss twins would probably appeal their latest legal "loss," which "only" entitles them to the $160 million or so from their original settlement with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. Even while I said I expected them to appeal since they'd already gone this far, there was still a little voice in the back of my head saying they couldn't possibly think that the Supreme Court could see a Constitutional issue to consider in their case. And yet... hours later, the Winklevii lawyer has announced plans to appeal to the Supreme Court. And I will announce plans to not laugh out loud when the Supreme Court turns them down.

Filed Under: appeal, ideas, supreme court, winklevoss
Companies: connectu, facebook


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    Anonymous Coward, 17 May 2011 @ 4:43am

    I think I get what they're doing.

    They figured that the 160 million are already in the bag (Zuckerberg is willing to negotiate and just pay them to shut up), so they have absolutely nothing to lose (other than lawyer fees, which are pocket change compared with what they can win). So now they are just on a fishing expedition, to see if any court will give them EVEN MORE money or to see if they can make Zuckerberg settle for a bit more.

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