Ceglia Fined Over Missing Emails In Facebook Row

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 8:30 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday slapped a $5,000 fine on Paul Ceglia, the man suing Facebook Inc. and its founder Mark Zuckerberg for a half-ownership stake in the company, for ignoring court orders to hand over emails related to the contract case.

The sanction was an exclamation point on a months-long discovery dispute in which Ceglia ignored several orders to turn over emails and make available all computers and electronic media related to his claim that Zuckerberg promised him a 50 percent stake in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ceglia v. Zuckerberg et al

Case Number



New York Western

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Richard J. Arcara

Date Filed

July 9, 2010

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