The Winklevoss twins cannot go any further with their legal battle against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, a US court has declared.
The twins-Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, along with a third complainant Divya Narendra had filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming that Mark Zuckenberg had stolen their idea of a university based social network, only for re-shaping it in the later years to form the social networking giant. The three complainants in their lawsuit had asked for a heavy compensation from the company.
Earlier in 2008, Facebook reached a settlement with the trio for $65 million, but apparently the twins wanted a review of the settlement in sync with the increased market value of the company.
However, there will be no more review, nor will be any more lawsuits coming from the complainants against Facebook, the 9th US circuit Court of Appeals made an unanimous decision.
"At some point, litigation must come to an end," chief justice Alex Kozinksi wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel, Associated Press reports. He further added, "That point has now been reached."
The ruling by the court stated that as the complainants were already aware of the ever increasing mass appeal of Facebook before they had made the deal, hence it won’t be a logical thing to do to let them reopen the case any further on the basis of an increased market value of the company.