Interesting. Time will tell if there's any substance to this or if it's like Facebook said and just sour grapes over passing on Oculus. I don't think it will derail VR as a whole, but it might, depending on the outcome of the trial, derail Oculus ... Which, as a Gear VR owner, is a shame. ;-)
I don't know why, but I think it doesn't should involve Facebook, if a group of employees broke their contract with Zenimax those are the ones that should be on trials.
Sounds a little clickbait trial actually :P
Yes and no. Unfortunately if you buy a company you are also purchasing their obligations and mistakes along with their assets. It is quite possible that Facebook bought Oculus with the knowledge that their technology had been stolen from another company. This would affect the outcome of any ruling or settlement.
My guess is that they are just trying to determine the extent of Facebook's knowledge / compliance in this.