Mark Zuckerberg Wins a Battle in Silicon Valley Property War
A developer facing off in court against Mark Zuckerberg hit a snag after a state judge rejected his bid to subpoena the Facebook founder's private investigator. Mircea Voskerician claimed that the PI, Zachary Fechheimer, contacted his friend, James Sagorac, with the intent to intimidate him and keep him from testifying on Voskerician's behalf. Zuckerberg's lawyers said Sagorac was merely doing his job and that a subpoena would violate attorney-client privilege. The trial, which is expected to start in November, hinges on Voskerician's claims that Zuckerberg reneged on a promise to introduce him to Silicon Valley power players as part of a $1.7M deal to keep the developer from building a 10K mansion on land adjacent to the tech king's Palo Alto home.