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Palmer Luckey and his company, Oculus VR Inc, are being sued yet again. Total Recall Technologies, a company in Hawaii, is accusing Luckey of violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed as a former employee of the company. According to the lawsuit, he was hired about four years ago for the precise purpose of developing a head-mounted display. As such, they claim he was privy to information and feedback that he later used for the Kickstarter campaign to introduce his own version of a head-mounted display, Oculus Rift.

The complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court in California, states that the company has brought action against Luckey for "breach of contract and wrongful exploitation and conversion of [Total Recall Technologies] intellectual and personal property in connection with TRT's development of affordable, immersive, virtual reality technology."

This isn't the first time Oculus is being challenged in a legal battle. The Facebook-acquired VR company slammed ZeniMax last summer for making a blatant attempt to profit from the $2 billion sale. The new lawsuit does not indicate an amount, but the company is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the virtual reality headset maker.

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