When the family of a man who died after being beaten to death by an animal was able to secure a $2 million payout from a mobdro business, the company’s lawyers thought they had struck gold.
But the family has since learned that the company does not work as advertised.
The family’s lawsuit filed Monday alleges that Mobdro does not do what it says it does and that the animal-protection company’s misrepresentations about Mobdro and its claims that it will get the money back have cost the family $5 million.
Mobdro’s lawyer, Jeff Stempel, declined to comment.
The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction barring Mobdro from operating or collecting money for the family.
Mobrods attorneys declined to respond to questions about the case.
The case is not the first time Mobdro has been sued over its claims of animal-safety efforts.
In 2014, a federal jury awarded a $5.5 million jury verdict against Mobrocks over a complaint alleging that it misled customers and others about the effectiveness of its animal-proofing and other products.
Mobtrocks has not returned calls for comment.
Instagram is trying to streamline the way people access their photos, and it’s partnering with Snapchat to stream video for video.
The service is working with Snapchat for video to save some jobs, according to The Verge, a publication of the tech blog TechCrunch.
Both companies will stream video through Snapchat’s new Vine platform, and Instagram is paying Snapchat for its access to Vine videos.
Vine was launched on Tuesday and is currently the most popular video-sharing app on Instagram.
Snapchat, meanwhile, is an app for users to share their content, like photos and videos.
The two companies are looking at ways to make video more accessible, too.
Vine allows users to embed video into their posts, and Snap is developing a tool that lets users embed videos in their photos.
Both Snapchat and Instagram said they are working to make Vine videos more accessible.
The Vine team said it was also working on an API that would allow users to access the videos and images from Vine without having to sign up to Snapchat’s video platform.
It’s not clear how much Snapchat’s Vine video will cost Instagram, but it’s likely to be at least $1 per minute, said Mashable’s Andrew Rassweiler.
Snapchat is also working to stream content directly to Vine from other apps.