Appeals Court Rejects Facebook Ownership Suit

A federal appeals court rejected the fugitive Paul Ceglia's efforts to revive his civil lawsuit against Facebook Inc and founder Mark Zuckerberg seeking a big stake in the social media company, and to halt a related criminal prosecution for fraud. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said "overwhelming forensic evidence" demonstrated that a 2003 "Work for Hire" contract that Ceglia claimed entitled him to a 50 percent Facebook stake was forged.