Now That Paul Ceglia's Been Arrested For Fraud, Court Says It Can Probably Drop His Lawsuit Against Facebook

from the yeah,-probably-a-good-idea dept

This is hardly a surprise (other than the fact it took this long...), but since Paul Ceglia was arrested for fraud back in November after it became pretty clear that he had almost certainly forged the contract he used to claim that Mark Zuckerberg promised him 50% of Facebook, a magistrate judge has now said that Ceglia's original lawsuit against Facebook should probably be dismissed. Talk about a judicial understatement. In the end, this just becomes a bizarre footnote in the history of people trying to get themselves a piece of Facebook they never deserved. Nearly all of those claims were jokes, but this one looks like it was just a pure fabrication. It makes you wonder how Ceglia thought he could ever get away with it, or if he just thought that Facebook would pay him off somehow to go away. Whatever he was thinking, he was wrong.

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    bschmalz (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 10:08pm

    Whatever he was thinking

    ContractTroll, it is making a comeback.

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    Zem, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 10:19pm

    Good News Everyone

    Just heard a rumour,

    Prenda Law has agreed to represent Paul in his continued push to seek natural justice from the evil empire. Further more he has assigned Righthaven to protect his soon to be published autobography.

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    RonKaminsky (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 10:32pm

    Re: Good News Everyone

    You spelled "autobogography" wrong...

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    bigpallooka (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 1:22am

    Re: Re: Good News Everyone

    Where I come from a 'bog' is slang for faeces. So, no. He didn't spell it wrong.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 6:01am

    Re: Re: Re: Good News Everyone

    You misspelled 'feces'. It's 'OOTB'.

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