Winklevoss Twins Lose Another Appeal, Refuse to Give Up

The Winklevoss twins, made famous by Armie Hammer's portrayal of them both in David Fincher's award-winning The Social Network, just won't quit. The brothers are back in court, suing Facebook, which they claim was built around an idea stolen from them, even though Mark Zuckerberg's company has already settled with them for $65 million.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss turned up short in court yet again. This time, a 9th-Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a decision not to rehear the twins' case against Mark Zuckerberg. Only the U.S. Supreme Court would be able to overturn this appeal. Still, square-jawed, blue-suited and demanding they deserve more than the $65 million settlement already awarded to them, the Winklevoss brothers are planning a new appeal claiming that Facebook withheld some instant messages in the original round of litigation.

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