Well, Paul Ceglia hasn't dropped his lawsuit against Facebook, but the lawyers who originally took the case, in which Ceglia claims at least a 50 percent ownership interest in the most popular social networking platform, have withdrawn - or, more specifically, they're being replaced.
Boston.com reports that DLA Piper and Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman no longer represent Ceglia. Instead, San Diego attorney Jeffrey Lake is the counsel of record. The court filings do not give a reason for the change, but some media reports of the change suggest that DLA Piper and Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman just wanted out. A website created to track the progress of the case indicates only that Ceglia and Lake are "in discussions with several nationally recognized law firms to lead the litigation efforts."
To that end, Lake reportedly requested a three-week delay to get himself up to speed. The next thing on the docket is a hearing to determine whether Facebook is entitled to expedited discovery in the case.