US court halves $500 million verdict in Facebook’s virtual reality lawsuit

A federal court in Dallas on Wednesday halved the $500 million verdict that a jury ordered Facebook, its virtual reality unit Oculus, and others to pay ZeniMax Media, a video game publisher that alleged Oculus stole its technology.

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade also turned down ZeniMax’s request for a ban on the sale or promotion of Oculus’ products that ZeniMax alleged violated its copyrights.

The $250 million ordered against Oculus and its co-founders Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe to pay ZeniMax for false designation lacked sufficient evidence for damages, Judge Kinkeade said in his order.

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