Facebook settlement won’t be reconsidered
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision ordering two former Harvard classmates of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to accept a multimillion-dollar settlement over the company.
Twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss sued Mr. Zuckerberg, saying he stole the idea for the social networking site. Both parties reached a settlement in 2008, but the Winklevosses claim they were misled during settlement talks.
Last month, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the settlement, which calls for a $20 million cash payment and stock in the company now valued in the tens of billions.
On Monday, the court declined to assign the case to a special 11-judge panel for reconsideration.
Attorney: Imam will fight terror charges
MIAMI — An elderly Muslim cleric charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists will plead not guilty and should not be prejudged simply because of the seriousness of the case, his defense attorney said Monday.
“We only have the government’s side. He intends to challenge it,” said Khurrum Wahid, attorney for Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan, 76. “I’d ask the public to keep an open mind. I have no question that through this process we’re going to vindicate Mr. Khan.”
Mr. Khan, imam at the Miami Mosque, and his son, Izhar Khan, 24, appeared in federal court for the first time since their arrests on charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists.
Rural lack of access to surgery challenged
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