Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
In the ordinary course of business, we are involved in various legal proceedings involving a variety of matters. We do not believe there are any pending legal proceedings that will have a material adverse effect on our business, consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. However, the outcome of such legal matters is inherently unpredictable and subject to significant uncertainties.
On August 2, 2019, a purported stockholder of the Company filed a purported class action lawsuit against the Company, officers and directors of the Company, and the underwriters for related to the Company’s initial public offering. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the Company’s registration statement related to its initial public offering contained untrue statements of material fact and, or omitted to state material facts necessary to make the statements in the registration statement not misleading, in violation of Sections 11, 12 and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Since August 2, 2019 four
additional purported class action lawsuits have been filed making substantially similar allegations. At this time, the class has not been certified and the Company cannot estimate the amount of damages (if any) being sought by the plaintiffs.
Three of the complaints alleging violations of securities laws as described above were filed against the Company in the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County, Florida. These cases have been consolidated under the caption In re Greenlane Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation (Case No. 50-2019-CA-010026). The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on December 9, 2019 and the Company filed a motion to dismiss on February 7, 2020. A ruling on the motion to dismiss is pending.
Two of the complaints alleging violations of securities laws as described above were filed against the Company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. These cases have been consolidated under the caption In re Greenlane Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation (Case No. 19-CV-81259). The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on March 6, 2020 and the Company filed a motion to dismiss on March 20, 2020. A ruling on the motion to dismiss is pending.
We can provide no assurances as to the outcome of these lawsuits or as to the costs associated with them. However, we believe the claims are without merit and intend to vigorously defend ourselves.
See "Note 10—Incomes Taxes" for information regarding income tax contingencies.
We are potentially subject to claims related to various non-income taxes (such as sales, value added, consumption, and similar taxes) from various tax authorities, including in jurisdictions in which we already collect and remit such taxes. If the relevant taxing authorities were successfully to pursue these claims, we could be subject to significant additional tax liabilities.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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