Social networking giant Facebook is demanding access to the materials that Paul Ceglia submitted to the court so that it can examine them.
The company has filed a request to be allowed to access the evidence provided by Ceglia with a court in Buffalo, New York. Facebook has additionally requested permission to access Ceglia’s computers to have its own forensics experts examine them.
Paul Ceglia has filed a lawsuit against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in which he claims that according to an agreement signed by Zuckerberg, Ceglia owns half the multi-billion dollar company. In a recent round of funding, the social media firm was valued at around $80 billion.
The Buffalo court will hear Facebook’s arguments and consider its requests in a hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Meanwhile, the two law firms that were representing Ceglia in its battle with Facebook have decided to quit. In a court filing, the firms told the court that another law firm will be representing Ceglia from now on. They declined to give a reason for their departure citing client-attorney privileges, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Ever since Ceglia filed his lawsuit, Facebook has said that the claims are baseless and has even go as far as calling Ceglia a scam artist.