Facebook wins another round against Paul Ceglia

Detwiler, a forensic document specialist, testified that Nichols’ signatures on checks and documents related to two loans against his life insurance policies were fraudulent. “They’re definitively not genuine,” Detwiler told the court...

Facebook wins another round against Paul Ceglia

By Declan McCullagh

“As if Paul Ceglia, the man claiming to own half of Facebook who was arrested on fraud charges last week, didn’t have enough trouble, his civil lawsuit against the social-networking company ran aground this week. A federal judge in New York allowed Facebook to present what appears to be a damning forensics report that concludes the purported “contract” giving Ceglia part ownership of Facebook was altered. U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio on Wednesday ruled that excluding an expert witness report about the authenticity of the documents — which Ceglia had requested — was a “drastic remedy” that was inappropriate here…”

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