Facebook On Ceglia Suit: “We Strongly Suspect The Contract Is Forged”

Legal showdown intensifies

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Brace yourself for a long and detailed series of discussions about the way Mark Zuckerberg does (or doesn’t) zag his "Z"s and loop his "g"s.  The argument over a contract that supposedly gives Paul Ceglia ownership of 84 percent of Facebook has escalated, with Facebook hinting that the contract is a fake.

This takes the conversation in an interesting new direction, almost 180 degrees from where we were on Tuesday, when a Facebook lawyer spoke of being "unsure" whether Zuckerberg had signed the contract.

Of course, since then, we’ve seen stronger denials from the CEO himself as he’s been interviewed by Diane Sawyer and David Kirkpatrick.

Anyway, to return to the latest development, a Facebook representative told Ryan Singel late yesterday, "Mark has made it clear that Ceglia’s claims are absurd and we strongly suspect the contract is forged."

Meanwhile, Ceglia and his lawyer haven’t backed down at all, instead denying the semi-accusation and faulting Facebook for pointing a finger.

So again, we may hear quite a lot about handwriting – along with fingerprints, ink, paper, and the aging process – before this is all settled.

Facebook On Ceglia Suit: “We Strongly Suspect The Contract Is Forged”
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  • http://www.shore.co.uk Pete Shore

    Seems like the lawyer as thought of this as a way out of the contract and Mark Zuckerberg is going along with it,

    It will be interesting to see how this one pans out and how it will affect facebook.

  • http://www.livewyre.net Guest

    I don’t think this will have any significant impact – It looks increasingly like Ceglia is trying to pull a fast one that is not fooling many people and won’t have a chance in court – his supposed contract doesn’t make any sense – as far as I can tell, the longer he takes to build the site, the more of it he owns, so the slower he works, the richer he gets.. great contract!

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