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Snapchat's Founders, Ousted Creator Feud Over Company Dollars, Rights

Snapchat's legal team has filed for a temporary restraining order against ousted creator Reggie Brown.

The Venice-based Snapchat is in a legal feud with an ousted creator.
The Venice-based Snapchat is in a legal feud with an ousted creator.
Not everything is rosy for Snapchat, the Venice-based company whose smartphone application recently was the subject of a buyout bid from social media giant Facebook, according to CNET.

In an online report, CNET reporter Jennifer Van Grove examines the lawsuit between exiled creator Reggie Brown and Snapchat's two co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.

The present legal wrangling is over deposition video Brown gave to the media outlet Business Insider, which has prompted the Snapchat legal team to file for a temporary restraining order against Brown. Brown's attorneys contend the release merely provides others a chance to see Snapchat's attempt "to paint him as a shakedown artist whose lawsuit is a 'frivolous' 'fabrication' containing allegations that he 'made up,'" according to papers filed with the court in defense of the video release.

Brown and Snapchat are embroiled in a lawsuit Brown filed in February against Snapchat, Spiegel, Murphy, and the company's investors for a one-third stake in the Snapchat app, which he says he dreamed up in early 2011, according to the CNET article.

To read more about the case, on CNET, and see Brown's 25-page opposition motion to the temporary restraining order filed by his lawyers, click here.

Henry December 11, 2013 at 04:00 PM
DUMB - shudda took the $3 - 4,000,000,000 offered by Google & FB when they had the chance. Then they coulda cooled out & started another HOT idea. Greed sucks...

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