Facebook isn’t ready to abandon its desire to hold liable the law firms who represented accused fraudster Paul Ceglia in his failed lawsuit claiming a multi-billion dollar stake in the social media.
In pleadings filed last week, Facebook’s lawyers are seeking to revive the company’s malicious prosecution and attorney deceit case, alleging that the lawyers aided and abetted Ceglia into claiming in a Federal lawsuit that he was entitled to 84% of Facebook under an old contract with Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. These claims were rejected by the court last month, but the lawyers seek to either have the court rehear their case or allow an appeal.
A Facebook representative stated that they are appealing the decision because it sets a dangerous precedent in effectively granting immunity to lawyers who pursue lawsuits in the face of clear evidence of fraud.
Ceglia is now a fugitive after fleeing home confinement last March. The court has previously found that Ceglia’s claims were based on a forged contract, and Ceglia was indicted for fraud.
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