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article imageWinklevoss twins taking Facebook case to Supreme Court

By Owen Weldon     May 17, 2011 in World
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, their partner, are pulling out one last card in their battle with Facebook.
The attorneys representing the twins said that they are going to try and take their legal fight with Facebook to the U.S. Supreme court. The attorneys say that they plan of filing a petition with the supreme court, asking the court to hear their case against Mark Zuckerberg and his company, Facebook.
The petition comes from a settlement that the twins and Narendra signed with Facebook back in 2008, claiming that Zuckerberg got the idea for Facebook from an idea called ConnectU, which was the twins’ idea. The twins claim that Zuckerberg stole their idea, according to Cnet. The Twins were awarded $65 million dollars from Facebook, under the condition that there will be no further litigation against the site. The twins say that the settlement was based on an inaccurate valuation of Facebook. Facebook is now valued at around $50 billion. Facebook says that the twins received their fair share.
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the twins’ request that the case reopen. Kozinski told the twins that at some point in time, litigation must come to an end, according to Financialpost.
The twins are also facing their own lawsuit, according to Foxnews. Wayne Chang was given permission to file a lawsuit against the twins themselves.
Chang created a file sharing network, and this was created around the same time as Facebook. Chang partnered up with the Twins, but he claims that the twins cut him out of a patent filing for his creation. Change wanted a cut and now he will have his case heard in court in the future.
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