Zuckerberg’s Billions Can’t Save Him Now!
Three strange court cases involving Mark Zuckerberg surfaced in July proving no one is above the law!
A man who hired Zuckerberg off Craigslist to do a little computer programming for a cool grand in 2003 is accused of recently tweaking the old contract for the work to add, "And you also get 84% of the Facebook website I haven't invented yet." Authorities called B.S. on the contract and now it's a fraud case. Billions don't save Zuckerberg from being dragged into this sketchy mess.
A California court has ruled a Palo Alto real estate lawsuit is not sketchy and Zuckerberg must answer for himself.
Apparently Mark Zuckerberg asked if he could buy a house from a developer for $1.7 million instead of the listed price of $4.3 million in return for introductions to Z's richest friends. But the developer says those introductions never took place, and he wants the house back! The lawyers representing Mark's billions tried to have the lawsuit thrown out, but the court said no. It's a legitimate complaint. If Zuckerberg made that promise, and never came through, he committed fraud!
A third case may be more about sending a message than actually seeking damages. If you've ever tried to contact Facebook to rectify a wrong, this story will sound familiar: In December 2013 a man made a "revenge porn" Facebook page about a Houston woman. Her calls and emails to Facebook went unheeded until Houston police contacted the company. It wasn't pulled down until that February!
She's suing for $123 million -- 10 cents for every Facebook user -- to make a statement about the company's failures in protecting the privacy of users. We have no idea whether a court will take this seriously.
I guess what interests me most about these stories is that Zuckerberg must answer to the court's call. Money does not make him immune. Weak or strong, rich or poor, ugly or fetching, if the court calls, you must answer.