Winklevoss v Facebook is back - this time it's Boston

You may remember Facebook telling us yesterday that they were "pleased to see the other party now agrees".

Well it looks like they don't, with the Winklevoss twins now taking their 7-year-long Facebook battle to the Massachusetts courts.

The pair have asked the courts to determine whether or not Facebook or Zuckerberg "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence."

"These are old and baseless allegations that have been considered and rejected previously by the courts," said Neel Chatterjee, a Facebook attorney, in response to the Winklevoss' action.

The Winklevoss twins said in April that they planned to ask the Boston Federal courts to examine claims that Facebook had hid instant messages from them during litigation. Suspended while the US Supreme Court appeal took place, that element of the case is now set to begin. 

One instant message was reported to read: "They made a mistake haha. 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."

The messages had allegedly been reviewed by lawyers and Facebook staff in January 2006 at Jim Breyer's (a Facebook board member) offices. 

The New Yorker cited sources that claimed the sources did not support the idea of theft, but definitely made Zuckerberg look bad. 

Could be then that the twins won't accept the £48 million settlement after all. Pocket change? We think not... In Facebook language though, that money is peanuts.

Winklevoss fans? Or Zuckerberg your man?



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