The case against Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg could go ahead, with a judge yesterday sending the plaintiffs home to gather additional information.
He told the ConnectU founders, who are alleging Zuckerberg stole their ideas, until 8 August to come up with more documentation.
Specifically, he is looking for details and documentation of a contract the ConnectU founders, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, say they had with Zuckerberg.
The lawsuit accuses the 23-year-old Facebook founder of copyright infringement, fraud and stealing trade secrets.
The founders of ConnectU, say they asked Zuckerberg to help them program their site in 2003, but he stalled deevlopment and then launched Facebook which, they claim, stole their idea, code and business plan.
ConnectU filed a similar case against Zuckerberg in 2004, but it was dismissed on a technicality.
Meanwhile, Facebook has launched a defamation counter-suit, but no trial date has been set for either case.
Facebook boasts 31-million users worldwide and could be worth as much as $10-billion.