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Winklevi Gunning for

Supreme Court Showdown

5/16/2011 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's their last stand -- TMZ has learned, the Winklevoss twins have decided to take their beef with Facebook to the Supreme Court ... to undo a $65 million settlement with the company.

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It's their final shot at redemption after losing several rounds in court -- including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals -- Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss now want the Supreme Court to invalidate the settlement agreement they made with Facebook back in 2008 ... reportedly valued at $65 million.

The twins insist they were defrauded by Mark Zuckerberg during negotiations for the settlement -- which was paid in Facebook stock -- claiming the actual value of the settlement was less than half what they were led to believe.

The twins just released a statement, claiming their attorney intends to file a petition with the Supreme Court after they were shut down by the 9th Circuit today.

According to the statement, "The Court’s decision shut the courthouse door to a solid claim that Facebook obtained this settlement by committing securities fraud.  Our Petition to the Supreme Court will ask the high court to decide whether that door should be reopened."

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chefadam    

1st

1170 days ago
2.

Eisnor12    

Go row row your boat

1170 days ago
3.

PRO US    

Maybe the Winklevi will lose their case and wind up with 65 cents instead of 65 million dollars. Then they can sign a contract with a cable sports channel to telecast their competitive rowing races. That should be worth another 65 cents.

1170 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

dude(s)!! he spent it all on a house! you ain't gettin any of his dough, boys!!! duh!

1170 days ago
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chefadam    

Sounds to me Mark screwed them royally. They should have done better stock research at the time and are considered experts in the field so apparently they failed to do their due diligence which the court has already stated.

1170 days ago
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chefadam    

"Wonder Twins Power Activate!"

1170 days ago
7.

James     

GREED.

1170 days ago
8.

Street Smart    

boo fkn hoooo
fkn whiners
people are getting shot
people are dying of disease
people are sad

just stfu u twin size no fun bar size babies

1170 days ago
9.

Lena    

ARRRGGGGH! They should Winkle-shut-the-hell up! They lost. They shouldn't be sore losers. What aren't they rich enough? Are they pissed that a 120lb weakling who is ten times smarter than they are combined improved upon their idea?

They need identical twin B****slaps to go with their "whine" and cheese.

1170 days ago
10.

Carl    

Just can't stand that a pudgy jewish boy bested you, can you boys?

1170 days ago
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Kathy    

These guys look REALLY good!

1170 days ago
12.

Lori    

Can the SCOTUS adjudicate being backward ass country f*cks?

Guy's, why didn't you investigate to the nth degree every aspect of this buy out?.

1170 days ago
13.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

I hope these ****ing crackheads end up bringing more suits and diminish the little money they've been awarded. 65 million? You idiots take the money. Otherwise, all of it will end up in the hands of your attorney.

These animals are already fighting it out with their former attorneys. ****ing couple of neanderthals.

1170 days ago
14.

whatevs    

...if you call no cheekbones looking really good....

1170 days ago
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two cents    

What a couple of whining crybabies. Suck it up. You took the deal, end of story!! Get a f'ing JOB! Time to grow up, put on big boy pants and go to work. Seriously, you're embarrassing yourself.

I hope they have to pay ALL legal fees. lol

1170 days ago
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