The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook has filed papers in Paul Ceglia’s case claiming 84% ownership of the company stating “[t]he purported contract at the heart of this case is a fabrication.” Facebook admitted that years ago founder Mark Zuckerberg performed software coding for Ceglia, explaining the existence of email correspondence between Zuckerberg and Ceglia. The only reason I thought there was a chance this could be more than a deluded or duplicitous plaintiff’s transparent grab at someone else’s riches was that Ceglia was represented by DLA Piper, a law firm one would not expect to crawl into bed with a low-life con man. (High-life con men might be another story.) In late June DLA Piper withdrew as Ceglia’s counsel for reasons undisclosed, but clear between the lines: Ceglia’s suit was baseless. It should just be a matter of time before the court disposes of it for good.