Winklevoss twins, Indian-American back to court over Facebook

Winklevoss twins, Indian-American back to court over Facebook

A day after Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss gave up on taking one lawsuit against Zuckerberg to the US Supreme Court, the former Olympic rowers and Narendra in a filing at Massachusetts court alleged Facebook "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence" during the trio's 2008 settlement proceedings with the site's CEO.

"That part of the case will begin now," Winklevosses' attorney Tyler Meade said.
Narendra and the Winklevoss brothers claim Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook while the four were students at Harvard.

The twins yesterday decided not to seek a review of the ruling that had upheld the USD 65 million cash-and-stock settlement reached with Zuckerberg in 2008 - the case featured in Oscar-winning movie 'The Social Network'.

The Massachusetts case concerns the trio's claim that Zuckerberg had allegedly sent some instant messages while at Harvard, where he had teamed up with the twins and Narendra on a novel social networking project ConnectU and this should have been disclosed during the 2008 settlement process.

In one instant message, Zuckerberg told a friend, "I'm going to [expletive] them."

In another, referring to the Winklevosses, the Facebook founder said, "They made a mistake. They asked me to make it for them. So I'm like delaying it so it won't be ready until after the Facebook thing comes out."

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