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Facebook Spared Appeals Court Rehearing in Winklevoss Case

Facebook Inc. won’t have to face an appeals court rehearing on an effort by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to undo a settlement of their claims company founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for the social networking site.

The Winklevoss twins, former Harvard University classmates of Zuckerberg’s, will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the law firm representing them, Howard Rice in San Francisco. They had asked for an 11-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals to review an April ruling by a three-judge panel that rejected their bid to reopen the settlement. That request was denied today by the court without explanation.