Federal Judge Rejects Meta’s Plea To Throw Out $175 Million Verdict For Streaming Case

The legal woes for Meta continue as the company’s plea to have a $175 million lawsuit against it be thrown out gets rejected.

The judge from Texas rejected the request on Tuesday by Meta Platforms for a case involving the top walkie-talkie platform Voxer.

The American District Judge stated how the decision left the findings made by the jury intact. This spoke about Meta’s Facebook Live and Instagram Live streaming technology infringing on double patents of Voxer. One was linked to messaging while the other had to do with messaging. But the case can still be appealed in the high court by Meta.

On the other hand, we have Meta and Voxer's representatives talk not directly talk about a request made for a comment that was issued on Wednesday.

The lawsuit which dates back to the likes of 2020 mentioned how the representatives unveiled patent technology toward Facebook’s parent firm in the year 2012 regarding the potential for a working relationship.

Meanwhile, Voxer mentioned how Facebook ended up removing it from any of its key findings on social media in 2013. And that misused technology for Facebook Live and Instagram Live.

Last year in September, another jury mentioned how Meta started to infringe on the rights of two more patents that related to a specific method linked to video streaming and its associated infrastructure. At that time, Voxer was given $174 million in the name of royalty damages.

This was the point in time when Meta requested the court to turn over the final decision or carry on with a new legal trial. And that is what gave rise to new arguments including a reasonable jury would be the one conducting the trial. But they found no signs of any infringements, and the damages listed were not properly justified. Similarly, patents were not valid.

What we ended up with was a long list of inappropriate comments that really did make the jury biased against tech giant Meta.

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