Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
From time to time in the ordinary course of its business, the Company may be involved in legal proceedings, the outcomes of which may not be determinable. The results of litigation are inherently unpredictable. Any claims against the Company, whether meritorious or not, could be time consuming, result in costly litigation, require significant amounts of management time and result in diversion of significant resources. The Company is not able to estimate an aggregate amount or range of reasonably possible losses for those legal matters for which losses are not probable and estimable, primarily for the following reasons: (i) many of the relevant legal proceedings are in preliminary stages, and until such proceedings develop further, there is often uncertainty regarding the relevant facts and circumstances at issue and potential liability; and (ii) many of these proceedings involve matters of which the outcomes are inherently difficult to predict. The Company has insurance policies covering potential losses where such coverage is cost effective.
As a result of the restatement of the Company’s financial statements as of December 31, 2015 and the first and second quarter of 2016, the Company is currently involved in a class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders. On November 8, 2016, a purported shareholder of the Company filed a putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (the “Court”) (Case No. 2:16-cv-08295-ODW) against the Company and two individual defendants: Eric Steen, the Company’s current Chief Executive Officer, President and director; and Jonathan Foster, the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer. The complaint alleges that the defendants issued materially false and misleading statements in and/or omitted material facts from documents filed with the SEC between May 12, 2015 and November 7, 2016. The complaint asserts claims against all defendants under the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws and against Messrs. Steen and Foster as control persons. The complaint seeks compensatory damages for the putative class, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees and other costs. Two other shareholders subsequently filed motions for appointment as lead plaintiff and for appointment of their attorneys as lead counsel for the putative class. On February 17, 2017, the Court appointed a lead plaintiff for the putative class. The parties have entered into a stipulation, adopted by the Court, pursuant to which it is expected that the lead plaintiff will file a consolidated amended complaint that will be the operative complaint going forward.
The Company has not determined that losses related to the foregoing matters are probable. Because the allegations of the operative complaint are not yet known, together with the inherent difficulty of predicting the outcome of litigation generally, the Company does not have sufficient information to determine the amount or range of reasonably possible loss with respect to these matters. The Company’s assessments are based on estimates and assumptions that have been deemed reasonable by management, but that may prove to be incomplete or inaccurate, and unanticipated events and circumstances may occur that might cause the Company to change those estimates and assumptions. The Company and the individual defendants intend to vigorously defend the claims asserted against them in these matters, but there can be no assurances as to the outcome for such matters.
The Company is not at this time involved in any additional legal proceedings that the Company believes could have a material effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef