Twins drop Facebook lawsuit detailed in hit movie

June 22, 2011 - 7:59 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Harvard University classmates of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are ending the legal battle made famous by the Hollywood movie "The Social Network."

In a one-paragraph court filing Wednesday, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss said they would accept a settlement that was worth $65 million when agreed upon in 2008.

The twins had sought to undo the settlement of $20 million cash and $45 million in stock.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the twins, saying they had been represented by a squadron of Silicon Valley lawyers and their father, a noted business professor.

The twins said Wednesday they would forgo a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Their stock is now worth more than $100 million.