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Facebook Wins Dismissal Of Second Winklevoss Case

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First Posted: 07/22/11 05:06 PM ET Updated: 09/21/11 06:12 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc won a dismissal of a second lawsuit by the Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who have sought to increase their $65 million settlement with the social media company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston dismissed the case on Friday, one month after the Winklevosses abandoned a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of an April ruling against them by a California federal appeals court.

A day after the June 22 decision not to appeal, the twins and their business partner Divya Narendra asked Woodlock for permission to investigate whether Facebook had suppressed evidence during settlement talks over their claims that Zuckerberg stole their idea for what became Facebook.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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