Paul Ceglia’s lawsuit against Facebook, much like a cat, appears to be on its ninth life. Even after a judge recommended dismissing the case, Ceglia found yet another attorney to lead the fight. Joseph Alioto of California — Ceglia’s ninth lawyer — has agreed to represent the man who feels he’s the half-owner of the social network.
Alioto told American Lawyer that he feels Ceglia has a solid case:
I looked at the case and I looked at the evidence. I think that [Ceglia] has a strong case. I think [his claims] follow a pattern that Mark Zuckerberg has had in the past with regard to people who have tried to help him.
In addition to Ceglia’s lawsuit against Facebook — in which he claims that Zuckerberg signed a contract with him, entitling him to half-ownership of Facebook — he also faces criminal charges related to the lawsuit. He’s under fire for possibly destroying and fabricating evidence.
Readers: Do you think Ceglia actually has a case?