Liz Gannes

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Paul Ceglia Fined $5,000 Plus Legal Fees in Attempt at Facebook Billions

The continuing case in which Paul Ceglia sued Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over a supposed 2003 contract entitling Ceglia to 50 percent of Facebook could be drawing to a close. On Tuesday, a New York judge ordered Ceglia to pay $5,000 for contempt of court, plus some of Facebook’s legal fees, after Ceglia tried to avoid handing over his email account information. Ceglia has seen a string of legal teams abandon the case. A lawyer for Facebook told the Buffalo News that the company will try to get the case dismissed.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald