Man Sues Facebook for 84% Ownership, Honestly Believes He Can Win

Hey Zuckerberg, you’d better make way for Paul Ceglia.

Who the hell is Paul Ceglia? Why, web designer / wood pellet distributor extraordinaire, of course. Apparently, Paul signed a contract in April 2003 to develop thefacebook.com, for which he would be paid $1000 and 50% share in the company, with an additional 1% share per day until the work was completed. All told, Paul Ceglia should (according to him) currently own 84% of Facebook.

Yeah, Paul, and I should own 77% of Google. But I don’t. Because I didn’t design it.

The fact that Ceglia is bringing this up seven years after the fact calls into question the legitimacy of this suit, as does the fact that his own legal history isn’t that great – last year, Ceglia himself was sued for failure to deliver wood pellets, to the tune of $200 grand. Suspicious? Mega.

…While we’re ponderin’, what web designer drops everything to distribute wood pellets, anyway? Especially a web designer allegedly responsible for Facebook?

Assuming you want to read Wackiest Lawsuit 2010, click here. Or here. Or here. It’s all the same link anyway. I’m all about choice.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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  • Jack

    I opened all three ‘here’ links in different tabs. Then read the last part.

  • http://evologynow.wordpress.com Evology Now

    His whole claim makes no sense. Why would he get paid an extra 1% for every day that HE is late on finishing his job?

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