Facebook poised to seek end to NY man's lawsuit

August 17, 2011

(AP) -- Facebook attorneys appear poised to ask a judge to throw out a western New York man's lawsuit claiming ownership in the social network after finding what they say is proof the case is baseless.

Lawyers for Palo Alto, Calif.-based Facebook and its founder, , are due in federal court in Buffalo Wednesday opposite for Paul Ceglia (SEHG'-lee-uh) of Wellsville, who says he's got a 2003 contract making him half owner of Facebook.

says that contract's a fake - a doctored version of an actual document their experts found on Ceglia's computer from when the two men worked together on an unrelated project.

Ceglia's attorneys aren't commenting.

Facebook's filings say that if the case is allowed to continue after what the experts found, lawyers will move to dismiss.

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