Paul Ceglia, the man who claims that he is half the owner of Facebook claimed that the world largest social networking site violated his rights. He accused Facebook of publishing some of his email password. According to the filed case of Ceglia, Facebook’s lawyers had some passwords to his Web-based email accounts in a court document reported on September 1 in federal court, in Buffalo, New York.
The papers got taken away from the public file the next day. Ceglia, who is presently living in Ireland, replaced the passwords, as stated by his lawyers Paul Argentieri and Jeffrey Lake. Counsel’s baffling bad behavior resulted in Ceglia’s email accessible to the general public for the 12 hours. Ceglia’s lawyers claimed that they have the intention of asking the court for permissions and attorneys fees, as reported by Bloomberg.
The password currently is part of the long battle between Ceglia and the Facebook. Last month, Facebook accused Ceglia of withholding electronic devices from the court. The social networking giant requested that the US Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio should force Ceglia to turn his computers, files, and emails.
Less than two months ago, Facebook claims that they got the evidence needed to prove that the contract got fabricated. When Facebook’s lawyers pleaded that the document be resubmitted to the courtyard because of improper redaction, it produced the blacked out text passed on to an “authentic contract” and “storage devices” that Facebook states Ceglia is deliberately hiding from the company, in breach of a court order.
Facebook noted that the original “authentic contract” involving Mark Zuckerberg and Paul Ceglia. Facebook then created the said contract, without even mentioning the company’s name “Facebook at the time of the creation of the contract. The social networking giant reportedly believe that the allegedly genuine contract can be find on Ceglia’s computer but on the email servers of a Chicago-based law company, Sidley Austin, as well. Facebook accuses that Ceglia emailed the real contract to Sidely Austin back in 2004.
Foschio said Ceglia must let Facebook’s experts in examining his Web-based email accounts, which he said he used to correspond with Zuckerberg in 2003 and 2004 and later stored saved on floppy disks. Only then will Zuckerberg be compulsory to turn over 175 emails from his Harvard University account. Ceglia and his team have long been waiting for those emails for weeks, and once more they have hit a delay. The case would be delayed for five days, which is long enough for Ceglia handing over his electronic material.