Earlier this week, when Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss abandoned their idea to head to the U.S. Supreme Court, it seemed to the world like they had finally accepted that the case was over. Apparently that’s not the case. The twins are actually taking a second tack to re-open their original lawsuit, claiming that Facebook withheld key evidence.
Facebook says these allegations are nothing new. “These are old and baseless allegations that have been considered and rejected previously by the courts,” said Neel Chatterjee, the lawyer representing Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
Tyler Meade, a lawyer representing the Winklevosses, declined to comment on the new developments. In court filings, Meade and his colleague-who began representing the Winklevosses just a few months ago-are trying to get access to more of the evidence in this case. That suggestion that is being opposed by Chatterjee and the rest of Facebook’s legal team.
To be clear, this isn’t a new lawsuit. The twins are actually trying to re-open their original case against Zuckerberg, by saying they didn’t have access to key evidence. That evidence includes instant messages mentioned in articles published in The New Yorker and Business Insider last year.
But Facebook’s legal team is arguing this stuff has all been dredged up and litigated already.
In any case, it will be a high hill to climb for the Winklevoss twins to convince a judge to keep the litigation at this point. But apparently they have time on their hands.