Summary Box: NY man suing Facebook fined $5,000

PENALTY: A man who is suing for part ownership of Facebook has been fined $5,000.

THE REASON: A federal court in Buffalo, N.Y., says he failed to fully comply with an order to give experts access to his email accounts. The fine represents Facebook’s court costs in trying to obtain the material.

ABOUT THE CASE: Paul Ceglia claims that when he hired Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to help him develop a street-mapping database in 2003, he gave Zuckerberg $1,000 in start-up money for his fledgling Facebook idea in exchange for half ownership of the company. Facebook disputes the claims.