Friday, April 4, 2008


Yesterday the First Circuit reinstated the case brought by the Harvard guys who claim they invented Facebook against the guy who they claim stole their idea. The case is ConnectU, LLC v. Zuckerberg, First Cir No. 07-1796. Because it involves Facebook, which is cool, this decision may be of some interest to non-lawyers. Because it involves a complicated jurisdictional question, those of us who litigate should also take note. And because it is written by Judge Selya, we get sentences like this: "Harvard's traditional school color is crimson but the Founders saw red." What more, at long last, can we ask for?

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