EmFinders Terminates Contract with Project Lifesaver International and Files Breach of Contract Suit
FRISCO, Texas, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — EmFinders, a technology company that offers a wearable cellular locator device for impaired adults and children, announced today the termination of its relationship with Project Lifesaver International (PLI). EmFinders also filed a lawsuit against Project Lifesaver International for Breach of Contract and Tortious Interference.
PLI was formed in 1999 for the purpose of providing services and products to public safety agencies involved in the search and rescue of cognitively impaired individuals that wander or elope. The EmFindersÃ‚® EmSeeQÃ‚® uses state of the art cellular technology that connects to the E-9-1-1 emergency location system and provides the location of the missing person directly to the 9-1-1 dispatcher. In its complaint filed in Federal District Court in Delaware (Docket No. 1:10-cv-00930), EmFinders accuses PLI of breaching various provisions of an agreement that the organizations signed earlier this year. Specifically, EmFinders charges that after successfully testing and evaluating the EmSeeQ system, PLI nevertheless failed to adopt the EmSeeQ as its preferred technology, failed to engage in marketing activities for which it was paid, and went so far as to disparage publicly both EmFinders and the EmSeeQ System.
EmFinders offers its wearable watch-like EmSeeQ device to facilities and individuals who are responsible for the care of impaired individuals at risk of wandering, including those with autism or Alzheimer’s disease. The rechargeable, watch-like device is built to be comfortable but comes equipped with an optional two-handed clasp for added security.
For more information about the EmSeeQ device, visit www.emfinders.com.
EmFinders, based in Frisco, TX, is a new technology company that has developed a device and subscription service for locating people with Alzheimer’s or other impaired adults and children who wander and become lost. The wearable device and locator service uses advanced cellular technology to locate lost individuals, even if they wander inside a building, under a structure or just about anywhere. The device becomes activated on remote command and the locator service works in coordination with emergency responders. EmFinders is a privately held subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital group (Nasdaq: LCAPA), which owns a broad range of electronic retailing, media, communications and entertainment businesses. For more information, visit www.emfinders.com.