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Paul Ceglia, Man Suing Facebook, Asks Judge for Time to Dig Up More on Zuck

Illustration by David Saracino.

A hearing is scheduled for today in the case of Paul Ceglia vs. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg and Facebook Inc., in which the deck seemed stacked against the hapless schemer who claims to own half the company based on an old contract. Mr. Ceglia’s profesh new legal team, which came on in the eleventh hour of a year-long case after several legal teams had departed, has asked the judge to let Mr. Ceglia continue with discovery while the court decides on Facebook’s motion to dismiss.

Mr. Ceglia’s legal team is particularly fond of the word “jury.”

“We have made a preliminary review of Facebook’s Motion, which attempts to have this matter ended before Facebook has to provide any discovery and before going to a jury,” Mr. Ceglia’s lawyers said in a statement. “Mr. Ceglia deserves his day in court, where the jury will resolve this dispute over the ownership of Facebook.” Read More