“We have only just received Facebook’s answer and counterclaims, but on their face we believe they are without merit and nothing more than a cynical attempt to distract from the weakness of its defense,” Yahoo said in an e-mailed statement. “We have proposed that Facebook join us in discussions to resolve the matter, but our overtures have been rejected. As a result, we are prepared to continue to seek redress through the courts.”
Facebook is showing just how weak their case against Yahoo's lawsuit is if this is all the better they can do. Facebook would be smart to settle with Yahoo but Zuckerberg is a punk that got lucky. He will make many mistakes going forward.