Commitments, Contingencies and Litigation
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments, Contingencies and Litigation||
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 consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2015 and the first and second quarters 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 lawsuit 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 former 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. On April 18, 2017, the lead plaintiff filed an amended class-action complaint with the Court. On June 19, 2017, the Company and all defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the amended complaint and that motion is now fully briefed and is pending before the Court.
The Company believes that the allegations against it and its officers are without merit and intends to vigorously defend against the claims asserted. The ultimate resolution of this matter cannot be predicted, however, and it is not possible at this time for the Company to estimate any probable loss or range of losses because of the preliminary nature of the matter.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef