The case of Paul Ceglia–polyamorist, serial entrepreneur, suspected sociopath and king of resourcefulness–versus his former employee, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, may be coming to an end after a protracted and often absurd series of legal battles.
Most recently, Facebook presented evidence that the ink on a contract Mr. Ceglia claimed was from 2003 was only two years old. Now, Facebook’s lawyers say they’re preparing for a January request to dismiss.
Mr. Ceglia, an upstate New Yorker, sued Facebook in July 2010, claiming an old contract with Mr. Zuckerberg entitled him to 84 percent of the company. Later he amended it to 50 percent. Facebook has said the lawsuit has no merit.
Mr. Ceglia has not been appearing in court of late, as he fled to Ireland a few months ago. He said the move was to escape Facebook’s investigators, who he claims have been spying on him and his family at home.
Thus, Mr. Ceglia has not been appearing in court. But then again, neither has Mr. Zuckerberg.