Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has always been a little sue-happy [engadget.com]. But maybe a recent decision from its case against Oculus (and by extension, Facebook) will cool its jets a bit. A jury recently decided that Zuckerberg and Co. will only pay $250 million of the initial $500 million claim [engadget.com] from ZeniMax that when John Carmack left [engadget.com] Bethesda-owned id Software for Oculus, he stole his former employer's intellectual property, according to Bloomberg [bloomberg.com].
Judge Ed Kinkeade ruled that Oculus would have to pay out $200 million for breach of contract and then and additional $50 million for copyright infringement. Additionally, Kinkeade declined ZeniMax's demand that sales of Oculus headsets be banned [engadget.com].
Previously: Facebook/Oculus Ordered to pay $500 Million to ZeniMax [soylentnews.org]