Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg filed a lawsuit against Paul Ceglia’s attorneys, saying they assisted their client on a defraud attempt against the world’s largest social network as well as its founder.
A number of lawyers have represented Ceglia especially those from law firms DLA Piper and Milberg.
Facebook believed Celia crafted a scheme to defraud Facebook and its CEO. In the end, a grand jury gave an indictment against Ceglia on federal fraud charges.
Facebook attorneys say Ceglia’s lawyers should’ve been aware of their client crafting false claims from forged papers.
Ceglia was named as a defendant in the suit filed in a Manhattan state court as well as Paul Argentieri, one of this lawyers, whom Facebook believed to have assisted in the fraud.
The suit received big exposure when DLA Piper handled Ceglia as a client, offering legitimate grounds to his claims.
Zuckerberg and Facebook demand to be reimbursed for punitive damages and legal costs. They didn’t indicate the precise cost.