A man who’s suing for part ownership of Facebook has been fined $5,000 by a federal judge for failing to fully comply with an order to turn over his e-mail account information.
Paul Ceglia was also ordered to pay some of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg‘s legal expenses.
The sanctions are a setback for Ceglia’s claim in U.S. District Court that a 2003 contract he and Zuckerberg signed entitles him to half ownership of the social networking site estimated to be worth more than $50 billion.
The judge issued the sanctions late Tuesday, faulting Ceglia for ordering his lawyers not to fully obey his orders.
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