Facebook Can Continue Suit vs. Paul Ceglia’s Law Firms

Facebook’s lawsuit against law firms that represented self-proclaimed co-owner Paul Ceglia was given the go-ahead to proceed.

Facebook’s lawsuit against law firms that represented self-proclaimed co-owner Paul Ceglia was given the go-ahead to proceed.

Reuters reported that New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower ruled that Facebook and its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, could move forward with the suit against law firms including DLA Piper, Milberg and Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman.

According to Reuters, Rakower ruled that Facebook’s suit adequately alleged that the law firms “knew there was no basis — and therefore no probable cause — for Ceglia’s claims.”

Meanwhile, Ceglia, his wife, two sons and the family dog have been missing since March after he manipulated his electronic tracking device from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Facebook said in a statement that it was pleased with the ruling, Reuters reported, adding that it would “continue to hold accountable DLA Piper and the other firms who pursued Paul Ceglia’s fraudulent claims against Facebook.”

None of the law firms would comment, according to Reuters.

Readers: Does Facebook have a legit case against the law firms?

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