Winklevoss Twins Ordered To Pay $13 Million To Lawyers

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Winklevoss Twins Ordered To Pay $13 Million To Lawyers

Entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (Photo credit by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/TMZ) – The legal losing streak continues for Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss who’ve been ordered to pay their former lawyers $13 Million in fees after losing yet another appeal in their neverending Facebook saga, according to TMZ.

Commonly known as “The Winklevii”, the brothers have been at war with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, the firm that represented them in the case portrayed in the Palo Alto-based Facebook movie, “The Social Network.” The boys claim the firm committed malpractice by leaking information about their $65 million settlement with Mark Zuckerberg and they shouldn’t have to pay them a single cent.

But an arbitration panel ruled against the twins, so they took the case all the way up to a New York appeals court, to which the Winklevoss’ request was denied.

Now, the “Winklevii” have no choice but to pay the fee or else the firm can take steps towards seizing their assets.

Source: TMZ.com

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