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Back for more: Winklevoss twins change tactics in Facebook battle

by Steven Mostyn - Jun 24 2011, 17:30

Ding, ding... Round 3! Image: Facebook.

Remember yesterday when we reported that those pesky Winklevoss boys had finally thrown in the towel in their protracted legal battle against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook? Guess what?

That’s right, the crusading twins are apparently still keen to call Zuckerberg to heel for allegedly nicking their idea for a hugely popular social network and appear to be simply changing their courtroom strategy.

Moreover, the Messrs Winklevoss have today filed a motion with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in order to determine whether Facebook CEO Zuckerberg “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence” during prior legal conflicts with the disgruntled brothers.

Once the court establishes discovery regarding supposedly suppressed instant messages composed by Zuckerberg during the development of Harvard student network ConnectU, the twins and business partner Divya Narendra will then seek appropriate relief.

ConnectU was the original brainchild the trio approached Zuckerberg to help program during their time at Harvard. They contend that Zuckerberg stole the initial idea and went on to craft Facebook from it while delaying progressive work on ConnectU.

News of the new legal angle comes after Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss announced earlier this week that they would be abandoning plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reopen the case against Zuckerberg.

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