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Turns out Paul Ceglia will keep his lawyer after all.

Dean Boland, the Ohio lawyer who wanted off of Ceglia’s Facebook ownership suit, has been ordered to stay with the case.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio found Boland’s reasons for withdrawing to be insufficient and concluded his withdrawal would only delay the case.

Ceglia initially opposed Boland’s withdrawal but recently changed his mind and agreed to it.

A resident of Wellsville, Ceglia claims he owns at least half of Facebook because of a 2003 contract he signed with founder Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook says the contract is a fraud.