11/12/2010 03:35 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Facebook Rival ConnectU Ordered To Pay Former Lawyers $13 Million

A New York state judge has upheld law firm Quinn Emanuel's $13 million payout for representing ConnectU in intellectual property litigation against Facebook, denying the former client's attempts to stay the award while it challenges the $65 million settlement it struck with Facebook back in 2008.

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