Poor Winklevii Must Keep $65 Million Settlement

By Nick O'Neill Comment

Mark Zuckerberg can hopefully breath a sigh of relief as a U.S. appeals court has rejected an appeal brought by the Winklevoss twins.
According to Reuters, “A lower court had granted Facebook’s request to enforce the settlement, and on Monday the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.”

While this was somewhat expected, it’s incredible how long the Winklevoss twins have been embroiled in a legal battle with Facebook founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. The twins were central characters in the film The Social Network, a movie very loosely based on the founding of the company. Whether or not the Winklevoss twins can appel yet again, it appears as though things have finally come to an end.

The Winklevii, as the movie’s leading character nicknamed them, have garnished a relatively negative public perception thanks to their legal persistence. Unfortunately for the twins, their green isn’t going to pay off anymore, but they’ll at least walk away with a minimum of $65 million, which is probably worth much more thanks to the company’s surging share price. Below this post, we’ve embedded a video showing the real-life Winklevii discussing the movie, showing a very different opinion than Facebook employees have expressed.

Readers, are you at all surprised by the outcome of the appeal? What do you think the Winklevii will do next?