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Lawsuit Against Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey to Continue, Judge Rules

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Lawsuit Against Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey to Continue, Judge Rules

Virtual Reality gets its first big run-in with the law.

A lawsuit made by the former employer of Oculus VR Founder, Palmer Luckey, has been given the all clear to continue.

Part of the lawsuit raised by Luckey’s former employer, Total Recall Technologies, has been cleared to proceed by a U.S. District Judge on allegations that Luckey breached his contract with the company. Other allegations made by Total Recall Technologies against Luckey have been dismissed by the court, including fraud.

Total Recall Technologies alleged that Luckey had signed a contract back in 2011 that would result in him developing a virtual reality device for the company.

According to Reuters, back in 2011 and 2012, Luckey allegedly received feedback and information to help him to improve the design of the display for Total Recall Technologies’ virtual reality product. However, the company is now making allegations that Luckey has used this feedback and confidential information in order to help launch his Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift project.

Luckey has disputed these claims and has said that the lawsuit is “a brazen attempt to secure for itself a stake in Oculus VR’s recent multi-billion dollar acquisition by Facebook.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any further developments on the case as it unfolds.


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