What's a better way to kick off Monday than a Facebook litigation update?
Remember Paul Ceglia? He's the New York businessman who claims to own at least half of Facebook because of a contract with Mark Zuckerberg before the social networking site went live in its earliest form. He filed suit against Facebook and Zuckerberg last year.
Ceglia has offered emails he and Zuckerberg purportedly exchanged to establish the existence of the contract, but Facebook claims the suit is meritless and that Ceglia is perpetrating a fraud upon the court. According to recent court filings, Facebook has uncovered evidence of said fraud during a forensic analysis of Ceglia's computers, which the court ordered earlier in the summer.
Bloomberg reported Friday that Facebook called the evidence a "smoking gun" but cited confidentiality orders in refusing to give further details. Ceglia's attorney also refused to comment on the developments, Bloomberg said. Neither would the attorney comment on his client's whereabouts. Ceglia has reportedly moved out of his New York residence to seek greener pastures - perhaps in Ireland.