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Facebook, Zuckerberg Win Order Keeping Case in Federal Court

Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is a resident of California and a New York man’s lawsuit claiming ownership of the social networking site should remain in federal court, a judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara in Buffalo, New York, ruled today that the suit filed by Paul Ceglia, who claims a 2003 contract with Zuckerberg entitles him to 84 percent of Facebook, shouldn’t be moved back to state court. Ceglia had claimed the Facebook chief executive officer, whose parents still live in New York, remained a legal resident of that state.