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Oculus and Facebook fail to stop Zenimax lawsuit moving forward

Oculus and Facebook fail to stop Zenimax lawsuit moving forward

August 11, 2015 | By Alex Wawro




Zenimax's lawsuit against Oculus VR and parent company Facebook is moving forward despite separate motions by both Oculus and Facebook to have it dismissed on multiple counts.

According to a report from Polygon, U.S. District Court judge Jorge A. Solis this week ruled against Facebook's motion to have the case dismissed based on a number of what it sees as errors in Zenimax's allegations after shutting down a similar attempt on Oculus' part last month.

Solis, who is serving under the auspices of the Northern District Court of Texas in Dallas, seems to be allowing the lawsuit to move forward because the defedant's complaints have to do with whether Zenimax's allegations are true (something which is meant to be decided in court) and not whether they're grounds for a lawsuit in the first place.

The judge therefore set a preliminary jury trial date of August 1, 2016 for the case, with a discovery period slated to close in February.

To brush up on why this lawsuit is important, check out game lawyer Dan Rogers' rundown of why Zenimax v. Oculus matters and look over these 5 points to help you better understand the case.



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