DISMISSED! Boston Federal Judge Says 'No' To Winklevii

By Jackie Cohen Comment

Facebook won a legal victory that many of us had been expecting: the dismissal of the latest lawsuit filed against Facebook by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss about a month ago in Boston federal court.

The twins had filed suit in Boston at the end of June, right after withdrawing plans to take their case to the U.S. Supreme court.

The two have been trying to increase the settlement — now worth roughly $100 million due to the increased value of Facebook’s stock, but originally $65 million — previously agreed upon with Facebook and its Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.

Boston’s U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock dismissed the case on Friday, according to Reuters. A copy of the dismissal order appears beneath this post.

Facebook spokespeople declined to offer an official comment on the dismissal.

By now, most people have grown weary of the Winklevii’s dissatisfaction with the settlement, a phenomenon that surely would have made any attempt at a fair, unbiased trial almost impossible, assuming any judge had the patience to hear the case.

Readers, are you relieved to learn of the judge’s dismissal of the case?