Winklevoss Twins Must Live With Facebook Deal

04/11/2011 01:38 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss cannot back out of a settlement with social networking giant Facebook over claims that company founder Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday.

The Winklevoss twins, along with Divya Narendra, had agreed to release their claims, but later claimed the settlement had been procured by fraud. A lower court had granted Facebook's request to enforce the settlement.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling on Monday.

(Reporting by Dan Levine)

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