If Paul Ceglia has such a compelling case backing his assertion that he owns one-half of Facebook, why do law firms continue to flee? According to a source close to the trial, Milberg LLP, Peter Skivington, and Robert Calihan formally withdrew from the case Wednesday, marking a total of nine firms that have abandoned ship.
The withdrawals by Milberg, Skivington, and Calihan follow these other departures:
- Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman March 30, 2011
- Connors & Vilardo April 11, 2011
- DLA Piper June 28, 2011
- Dennis Vacco, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, June 28, 2011
- Edelson McGuire July 26, 2011
- Jeffrey Lake Oct. 19, 2011
Orin Snyder, attorney for Facebook and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, said:
Nine different laws firms have now abandoned this case since its inception. The revolving door of lawyers is yet additional evidence that this abusive lawsuit is a hoax and a fraud.
On April 4, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York Judge Leslie Foschio rejected Ceglia’s request for more time for broad discovery, expressing doubt that Ceglia’s team could explain the existence of the authentic contract between Ceglia and Zuckerberg related to a different website, StreetFax, and at one point referring to an avalanche of fraud.
And now, Ceglia doesn’t appear to have a team.
Readers: Do you think Ceglia has even a fraction of a percent of a chance of winning this case?