The Winklevoss twins and their Indian-origin business partner Divya Narendra are not giving up yet on their legal battle over Facebook against its founder Mark Zuckerberg, with the trio now pursuing a case in a US court in Boston alleging he suppressed evidence.
A day after Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss gave up on taking one lawsuit against Zuckerberg to the US Supreme Court, the former Olympic rowers and Narendra in a filing at Massachusetts court alleged Facebook “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence” during the trio’s 2008 settlement proceedings with the site’s CEO.
“That part of the case will begin now,” Winklevosses’ attorney Tyler Meade said.
Narendra and the Winklevoss brothers claim Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook while the four were students at Harvard.
The twins decided not to seek a review of the ruling that had upheld the $65 million cash-and-stock settlement reached with Zuckerberg in 2008 — the case featured in Oscar-winning movie The Social Network.