Twins start second war against Facebook

Days after deciding not to appeal against the settlement which gave them millions of dollars of Facebook cash, the Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have started another court battle against the social not-working outfit.

The case has been filed in the US District Court of Massachusetts. The twins and their business partner, Divya Narendra, said they would move the court for discovery on whether Facebook “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence” during settlement proceedings, over claims that Zuckerberg stole their idea for a college social networking website.

The court documents will show the exact relationship between the twins and Zuckerberg at the time of Facebook’s founding and says that Facebook should have disclosed those documents during the original settlement chats.

It is effectively a second bite at the cherry, and looks similar to the original complaint trying to get the same thing using a different legal means.

After agreeing to the cash-and-stock deal, the Winklevosses claimed it was fraudulent because Facebook hid information from them, and that they deserved more money.

Facebook’s outside counsel Neel Chatterjee told Reuters that the new charges are “old and baseless” allegations that have been considered and rejected by the courts.

It all promises a very dull sequel in The Social Network: 2.