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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies

There have been no changes to the disclosure related to our settlements with Uber Technologies, Inc. ("Uber") and Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, as well as, the dismissal of claims brought by Sha-Poppin Gourmet Popcorn, LLC since the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, except as set forth below. See Note 9, "Commitments and Contingencies" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021 for further information on the these matters.

As previously disclosed, on October 9, 2020, we entered into a settlement agreement with Uber and certain other parties related to our complaint against Uber, Uber's cross-complaint against us and Uber's amended cross-complaint against us and certain individual defendants. As provided in the settlement agreement, both parties agreed to fully and finally settle, compromise, and resolve all disputes, differences and disagreements that have existed, now exist, or may exist between them that fall within the subject matter lawsuit. Furthermore, each party denies engaging in any wrongdoing whatsoever and specifically denies each and every allegation of wrongdoing alleged in the lawsuit. The settlement agreement provided that we and our insurance carriers pay a total sum of $6,000 to Uber, of which our insurance carrier paid $1,500 to settle Uber's claims against the individual defendants while the Company paid a total of $4,500, with the final installment paid by us to Uber in September 2021. As a result of us remitting the final installment Payment to Uber, on October 13, 2021, Uber's complaint against the Company was dismissed with prejudice.
On December 17, 2019, certain stockholders filed a lawsuit against Phunware and its individual officers and directors. The case, captioned Wild Basin Investments, LLC, et al. v. Phunware, Inc., et al., was filed in the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas (Cause No. D-1-GN-19-008846). Plaintiffs alleged that they invested in various early rounds of financing while the Company was private and that Phunware should not have subjected their shares to a 180-day “lock up” period. Plaintiffs also allege that Phunware’s stock price dropped significantly during the lock up period and seek damages, costs, and professional fees. On June 23, 2021, Defendants filed a motion to dismiss the petition based on the mandatory forum-selection clause in Phunware’s Articles of Incorporation, which require Plaintiffs’ claims to be filed in Delaware Chancery Court. We intend to vigorously defend against the lawsuit. We have not recorded an expense related to this matter because any potential loss is not currently probable or reasonably estimable. Additionally, we cannot presently estimate the range of loss, if any, that may result from the matter. It is possible that the ultimate resolution of the foregoing matter, or other similar matters, if resolved in a manner unfavorable to us, may be materially adverse to our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

On March 30, 2021, Phunware filed an action against its former counsel Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC (“WSGR”). The matter is Phunware, Inc., v. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, Does 1-25, Case No. 21CV381517, filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Santa Clara. The complaint alleges a single cause of action for negligence related to services provided by WSGR to Phunware. On July 30, 2021, we filed a second action against WSGR in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Santa Clara. This matter is captioned Phunware, Inc., v. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, Does 1-25, Case No. 21CV386411. The second complaint alleges causes of action for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligent misrepresentation related to services provided by WSGR to Phunware. Both cases are in the early stages of litigation; the outcome is not certain. The relief sought, as stated in the complaints, are damages according to proof, interest and costs of suit.

From time to time, we are and may become involved in various legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business. The outcomes of our legal proceedings are inherently unpredictable, subject to significant uncertainties, and could be material to our operating results and cash flows for a particular reporting period. In addition, for the matters disclosed above that do not include an estimate of the amount of loss or range of losses, such an estimate is not possible, and we may be unable to estimate the possible loss or range of losses that could potentially result from the application of non-monetary remedies.