Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
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6. Commitments and Contingencies
We lease office space in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania and equipment. We sublease the second floor of our Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania office space to a third party. Rent expense and associated sublease income are recorded in the Company’s statements of operations and comprehensive loss as other income (expense).
Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases was as follows (in thousands):
The components of lease expense were as follows (in thousands):
Supplemental cash flow information related to leases was as follows (in thousands):
Our operating lease liabilities will mature, as follows (in thousands):
Per the terms of our sublease, we expect the following inflows (in thousands):
Lease term and discount rates are as follows:
In October and November 2018, the Company and certain current and former officers and directors were sued in three purported class actions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, or the EDPA, alleging violations of the federal securities laws. In January 2019, the three lawsuits were consolidated into one action, and on May 29, 2019, the District Court appointed a group of five individual investors as lead plaintiffs. A consolidated amended complaint was filed on August 2, 2019, alleging, among other things, that the Company and two former officers made false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, including certain statements made relating to the Company’s End-of-Phase 2 meeting with the FDA, and certain statements concerning top-line results from the Company’s Phase 3 studies. The plaintiffs seek, among other remedies, unspecified damages, attorneys’ fees and other costs, and unspecified equitable or injunctive relief. The Company believes that the claims are without merit, and the Company intends to vigorously defend itself against the allegations. On October 2, 2019, the Company moved to dismiss the consolidated amended complaint on the basis that there were no false statements and no scienter as a matter of law.
In December 2018, a shareholder derivative action was filed on behalf of the Company and against certain current and former officers and directors in the EDPA, and in February 2019, two additional, similar shareholder derivative actions were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. A fourth similar shareholder derivative action was filed in the EDPA in September 2019. These cases, which involve facts similar to the consolidated securities lawsuits, assert claims against the individual defendants for, among other things, breach of fiduciary duty, waste of corporate assets, violations of the federal securities laws, and unjust enrichment, and they make a number of demands, including for monetary damages and other equitable and injunctive relief. The derivative actions have been stayed in favor of the consolidated securities lawsuits.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef