Winklevoss twins to continue different court fight with Facebook

Earlier this week the Winklevoss twins decided to abandon a court fight against Facebook to appeal a settlement deal that Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss had earlier agreed to. But it seems that the twin brothers are still going after the social networking web site that they claim they had something to do with. The Los Angeles Times reports that the twins and their business partner Divya Narendra filed a request in Boston in federal court to check into whether Facebook had "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence".

As we reported on Thursday, the trio did not reveal any reasons on why they decided to abandoned their settlement court fight. In 2008 they received $65 million from Facebook after the Winklevoss twins and Narendra had claimed that Facebook's creator Mark Zuckerberg pulled out of making a social networking site they claimed they had the idea for. The legal fight was one of the central themes for the hit 2010 film The Social Network.

The issue in the current legal fight is a series of instant messages that Zuckerberg made around the time of the creation of Facebook that seem to support the Winklevoss twins's case. The instant messages came to light in 2010 and the Winklevoss twins claim that if they had known about them before they agreed to the 2008 settlement deal that deal would not have happened. For its part, Facebook's legal team issued a statement that said, "These are old and baseless allegations that have been considered and rejected previously by the courts."

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