Battle over Facebook Again!


After Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss seemed to have finally put an end to their Facebook settlement saga, the twins are now taking the fight to a federal court in Boston.The Winklevoss brothers and their business partner Divya Narendra said in their status report filed in US District Court for the District of Massachusetts that Facebook had “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence” in their 2008 settlement.

The new legal suite, however, is based on a different argument. The Massachusetts claim says Facebook should have disclosed the instant messages from Zuckerberg that emerged online last year. The instant messages opened fresh leaf of controversy as it threw altogether a new light on relationship between the two parties. The claim in Massachusetts court say that those communications should have been furnished during the settlement.

The twins along with business partner Divya Narendra, also from Harvard University, together established a company called ConnectU Inc, and have been in a legal battle against Facebook for seven years over whether its CEO, Zuckerberg, stole the idea of what is today’s most famous social networking website – Facebook

Facebook is one of the leading social-networking websites and is reportedly worth over USD 100 billion. Facebook has rejected claims made by Winklevosses and Narendra and is of the view the complainants have received their fare share. The legal tussle was depicted in the Academy Award-winning 2010 movie “The Social Network”.

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