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Facebook moves to dismiss N.Y. man’s ownership claim

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Attorneys for Facebook are asking a judge to dismiss a New York man’s lawsuit claiming half-ownership of the social networking site.

The request comes in papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo.

Attorneys for Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg say they’ve proved over several months that the two-page contract and emails on which Paul Ceglia’s lawsuit are based are fraudulent.

Ceglia’s lead attorney, Dean Boland, says the lawsuit can’t be dismissed just because the findings of Facebook’s experts contradict those of Ceglia’s experts.

Boland says he will have an additional response later in the day after he has time to read the whole filing.