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New York man claimed in a lawsuit against the social network and Mark Zuckerberg that he had a 2003 contract that entitled him to a half ownership in the company.
The world's largest social network claims DLA Piper and other law firms knew Paul Ceglia was lying about his ownership stake in Facebook -- but went forward with the case anyway.
Judge says there is clear evidence that the 2003 contract that Ceglia claims gives him half interest in the social network was a "recently created fabrication."
A previous version misstated the origin of a motion granted by the judge. It was filed by Facebook.
The man who claims to own half of Facebook is neck-deep in legal woes. After canceling legal proceedings at the last minute, he now has to reimburse the social network thousands.
The man who claims Mark Zuckerberg agreed to give him half of Facebook opposes his lawyer's motion to withdraw from the case. His lawyer says he's received threats in representing Ceglia.
The man who claims Mark Zuckerberg signed a contract giving him half of Facebook is dealt another legal blow.
More legal woes for man who claims Mark Zuckerberg signed a contract that gives him half of Facebook. Judge in civil suit allows a report that appears to show the contract was altered.
Ceglia, a man who claims he should own half of Facebook, faces up to 40 years in prison for allegedly doctoring a contract and creating fake emails in his suit against CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The man who claimed ownership of half of Facebook could face up to 40 years in prison.