U.S. District judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston dismissed a motion filed in the previous month by the Winklevoss twins and Divya Narendra that alleged Facebook suppressed proof during the first lawsuit carried by the brothers. The original court case was dropped after the three men settled out of court for $65 million. As Facebook is estimated at being cost $100 billion nowadays, the Winklevoss twins allege that they are owed additional money based on the current assessment.
This latest blow to the Winklevoss twins might finally put a period to proceedings versus Facebook. Made popular by David Fincher’s The Social Network, the original argument stemmed from a claim that Zuckerberg stole the idea of Facebook from ConnectU. If the decision has been made in the support of the Winklevoss twins, it’s projected that the arrangement would be boosted to closely $500 million. The Ninth Circuit court in San Francisco dismissed a claim from the Winklevoss twins that Facebook purposely misinformed them concerning assessment of the company. The twins have chosen against appealing that choice to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This week, the twins were under fire when Larry Summers, ex-Harvard president, affronted the two brothers in an interview at the Brainstorm Tech conference. Summers is noted as saying “One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview. The other is that they are an a**hole. This was the latter case.” The twins and Narendra replied to the comment with a letter to the present president of Harvard Drew Gilpin Faust, particularly calling for a public reproach of Summers.
An attorney for the group declared that the result of the court was anticipated. Narendra and the Winklevoss twins have not commented on the most current court loss openly. Both the Winklevoss twins have Twitter accounts, but recent posts have just complained concerning Larry Summers, and interest in a forthcoming cameo on The Simpsons.