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Facebook sues law firms over case of man who claimed half ownership
Facebook sues law firms over case of man who claimed half ownership

Facebook Inc. is suing several law firms that represented a man who contended that he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April, and the man, Paul Ceglia, is facing related criminal charges. Facebook and Zuckerberg filed a lawsuit Monday against DLA Piper and other law firms and lawyers, saying they conspired to file and prosecute a fraudulent lawsuit. DLA Piper is one of the world's largest business law firms. Ceglia contended in a 2010 lawsuit that he and Zuckerberg signed a 2003 software development contract that included a provision entitling him to half-ownership...

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