Court to Winklevoss Twins: Pay Your $13M Legal Tab

They tried to get out of paying up on malpractice grounds
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2011 10:48 AM CDT
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of social networking website ConnectU, speak to reporters as they leave the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.   (Getty Images/AFP)

(Newser) – Those poor Winklevoss twins. First courts forced them to stick with their original $65 million settlement with Facebook, and now a court has declared that they must actually pay their lawyer for negotiating it. The twins had tried to get out of paying their law firm its $13 million contingency fee, accusing it of malpractice. But first an arbitration panel and then a New York court judge dismissed that argument, and today a New York appellate court told them they’d gotten enough due deliberation, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Ah well. Maybe their next lawsuit against Facebook will go better.

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