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Winklevii Lose Again

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Winklevii Lose Again

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are having a bad week. 

First, former Harvard president Larry Summers called them names, now a Boston court threw out their latest attempt to get more money out of Facebook.

According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston dismissed litigation over the accord, three months after a federal appeals court in San Francisco threw out a related lawsuit.

If you've lost track of this saga, the twins were awarded a settlement in 2008, intended to resolve claims that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the Social Network.

Since then, the twins felt they were owed more, and have been attempting to get what they believe they deserve, only to be denied by by court after court.

On Jun 22, the Winklevii had decided not to appeal a California decision, but took it to a Boston court instead, claiming Facebook had "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence" during settlement talks.

Today's ruling by Judge Woodlock accepted Facebook's argument that the twins claims had already been rejected by other courts.

But fear not, the boys aren't done yet.

"We expected that the court would enter a judgment," said Michael Schrag, a lawyer for the twins, in an interview. "The next step is a post-judgment motion under Rule 60(b)," a federal rule letting courts grant relief from final judgments.

What will the twins do when there's no Facebook left to sue?

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