Anyone following the ill-fated lawsuit filed against Facebook and its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, by Paul Ceglia, who claimed to be the co-owner of the social network until the alleged contract his case was based on was deemed a fraud, had to wonder what Ceglia’s lawyers were thinking when they agreed to represent him, especially in light of the fact that several lawyers dropped the case at one time or another. Facebook apparently wondered the same thing, as the company filed suit against several of Ceglia’s lawyers, including those from DLA Piper, claiming that those lawyers and firms knew Ceglia’s claims were bogus but pursued the case in hopes of reaching a large settlement.
Only 64 percent of the Am Law 50 — the 50 largest law firms in the U.S., as identified by The American Lawyer — had Facebook pages, far behind LinkedIn (100 percent), Google Plus (94 percent), and Twitter (90 percent), and a common finding in an analysis of their social network usage by Good2BSocial was a lack of compelling content and, by extension, poor engagement with users.
The long-running saga of Paul Ceglia may finally be nearing its end, as U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York Judge Leslie Foschio recommended that the lawsuit in which Ceglia claims to own one-half of Facebook be dismissed.
In the process of getting divorced? Just be careful what you say and who you friend on Facebook — 2/3 of divorce lawyers consider Facebook the primary source for digging up compromising information.