SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 11: Cameron (L) and Tyler Winklevoss leave the U.S. Court of Appeals on January 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Twin brothers and former Harvard University classmates Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are requesting that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to void a 2008 agreement to pay the twins $65 million citing that Facebook did not give an accurate valuation of its shares before agreeing to pay the settlement. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Cameron Winklevoss;Tyler Winklevoss
It hasn't been a great year for the Winklevoss twins.
Not only did Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss look really bad in the Hollywood blockbuster "The Social Network," about the rise of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but the twins also had a less than flattering profile piece done by a friend in Rupert Murdoch's "The Daily."
Now a federal judge is telling the two Harvard University graduates that they will have to learn how to live with a $65 million settlement with Zuckerberg.
The twins contend that Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook and say a 2008 settlement that included partial ownership of Facebook and a $20 million cash payment is not enough.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday it doesn't agree. The judge ruled that he is unable to undue the settlement agreement and sustained a lower court ruling.