Paul Ceglia sued Facebook in July 2010 claiming that a contract he struck with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 entitled him to half the company.
The world’s No. 1 Internet social network with more than 500 million users, Facebook has already said the agreement Ceglia attached to his complaint was a fabrication and has typified him as an “inveterate scam artist”.
Attorneys for Facebook said an authentic agreement was found entrenched in electronic data on Ceglia’s computer but that files states just one more company the StreetFax.
Attorneys for Facebook said they will officially request a centralized moderator to release the complaint if the case is still permitted to persist regardless of the discovery.
An attorney for Ceglia didn’t right away return a call for statement.
Zuckerberg informed him if he employed him to work on Ceglia’s StreetFax.com project and assisted finance the improvement of another project that became Facebook, according to Ceglia’s complaint, Zuckerberg would offer Ceglia a one-half interest in the project that became Facebook. The case is Ceglia vs. Zuckerberg et al, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, No. 10-00569.