Facebook Found "Authentic Contract" that Will Reportedly End Ceglia's Claim

Author: Abiel Abuy
Published: August 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

It looks like Facebook against Paul Ceglia will soon come to an end, since Facebook just discovered the "authentic contract" signed Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO and Paul Ceglia. If you can remember Ceglia filed a lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming 84% ownership of Facebook and monetary damages. According to Ceglia suite, he and Zuckerberg had an agreement on April 28, 2003 with a fee of $1,000 that gave Ceglia to 50% of the Facebook's revenue, and if the site was not deployed on the January 1, 2004 target date, there will be an additional 1% interest per day until the site was completed.

The contract was found in Ceglia's computer, did not mention Facebook, embedded in electronic data from 2004, a year after Ceglia claims he and Zuckerberg signed the contract on which he base his claim, according to papers filed by Facebook's lawyers or should we say Mark's lawyers, in federal court in Buffalo, New York.

Facebook also included a low-quality image of the contract to it's court papers. The contract dated April 28, 2003, include the signatures of Zuckerberg and Ceglia and a handwritten addition to the contract's terms.

“The court-ordered forensic testing has uncovered the authentic contract between Mark Zuckerberg and StreetFax that Ceglia attempted to conceal,” Facebook said in its filing. “This smoking-gun evidence confirms what defendants have said all along: the purported contract attached to the complaint is an outright fabrication.”

So if the discovered contract is proven to be authentic, this can be another problem to Ceglia claim. If you can recall last June 29, 2011, the law firm representing Ceglia withdrew from the case, and Ceglia retained a new legal team. Then on July 27, 2011, Edelson McGuire (the new legal team), who took Ceglia's case less than a month ago, has withdrawn.


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