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WNY man's Facebook suit dropped

Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a Southern Tier man's multibillion-dollar lawsuit claiming half-ownership of Facebook.

The judge, in Buffalo, granted Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg's motion to dismiss Paul Ceglia's lawsuit.

Ceglia, 40, of Wellsville, claimed he and Zuckerberg signed a 2003 software development contract that included a provision entitling him to half-ownership of Facebook in exchange for startup money for the budding company.

Facebook lawyers said the two had a contract, but references to Facebook were slipped in for the lawsuit.

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