Developer drops lawsuit against Facebook's Zuckerberg

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Columbus CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A real estate developer has dropped his lawsuit against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over a deal involving property behind Zuckerberg's home in Palo Alto, California. Zuckerberg's attorney says the case was dismissed with no payment to the developer, Mircea Voskerician (mear-SAY'-ah Vahs-keer-EE'-see-an).

Voskerician had claimed in 2014 that Zuckerberg reneged on a promise to introduce the developer to wealthy friends as potential clients, after Voskerician agreed to sell Zuckerberg his rights to the neighboring property. Zuckerberg attorney Patrick Gunn said the decision to drop the case shows the claim was without merit.

Court records confirm the case was dismissed Tuesday.