Random Nut Says He Owns Facebook

Paul Ceglia says he owns 84 percent of Facebook. The guy, who really came out of nowhere, says he signed a contract with Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 that makes him the rightful owner. Facebook says it’s defending itself vigorously, which is the normal response to this kind of thing. A judge is taking this thing seriously.

According to Bloomberg News:

The day of Ceglia’s filing, without notice to Palo Alto, California-based Facebook, Acting New York Supreme Court Justice Thomas P. Brown signed an order blocking Zuckerberg and Facebook “from transferring, selling, assigning any assets, stocks, bonds, owned, possessed and/or controlled by the defendants,” at least until a hearing set for July 9.

So far:

Facebook transferred the case to federal court in Buffalo, New York, and is trying to get the order annulled. In court papers, the company points to the “outlandishness” of Ceglia’s claim to ownership of Facebook. The company also claims that a suit over a contract allegedly broken in 2003 is “almost certainly barred” by the statute of limitation for such claims.

via Bloomberg News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s