In July 2010 Paul Ceglia had filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming that he owns about 84% of the company. Last month some of the evidence he had was scanned and was posted on the Internet. The alarming part of the case is that the prestigious law firm DLA Piper agreed to represent Ceglia in the case, indicating that the evidence may have some merit. Facebook has fired back against Ceglia today.
?This lawsuit is a brazen and outrageous fraud on the court,? wrote Facebook in their response. ?Plaintiff is an inveterate scam artist whose misconduct extends across decades and borders. His latest and most far-reaching fraud is the amended complaint filed in this action, which is based upon a doctored contract and fabricated evidence. Plaintiff alleges that he recently ?discovered? a purported contract that now supposedly entitles him to ownership of 50 percent of Zuckerberg?s interest in Facebook. The purported contract was signed in 2003, yet plaintiff waited until 2010 to file this action ? a seven-year delay during which plaintiff remained utterly silent while Facebook grew into one of the world?s best-known companies. Plaintiff has now come out of the woodwork seeking billions in damages.?