While perhaps justified for their initial lawsuits against Mark Zuckerberg, the Winklevoss twins have become broadly viewed as greedy individuals. Fortunately, justice may be served as another developer is looking to obtain half of the twins’ $65 million settlement (now worth $160 million).
Developer Wayne Chang is claiming that he developed a partnership with the twins, the “Winklevoss Chang Group”, which was a joint venture developed to operate the website ConnectU. As such, Chang believes that he is entitled to half the proceeds of the settlement gained from the brothers’ battle with Mark Zuckerberg. It appears as though a judge has finally agreed to hear Chang’s arguments.
Judge Peter Lauriat, of the Suffolk County Superior Court in Massachusetts, issued a court order on April 28 that said Chang’s suit could proceed, but only against ConnectU, the Winklevoss twins and shareholders Howard Winklevoss and Divya Narendra, the report said.
The suit, Lauriat ruled, will not however apply to ConnectU’s lawyers, the Journal said.
I’m pretty sure Mark Zuckerberg would be satisfied to see the Winklevoss twins stripped of the Facebook money that they were awarded. Then again, Zuckerberg probably doesn’t spend much time focused on the issue. Wayne Chang suit is accusing the Winklevoss borhters of “breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, [and] breach of partnership and breach of fiduciary duty.”