Commitment and Contingencies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||Commitments and Contingencies
We are involved in various claims and lawsuits arising in the normal course of business, including proceedings involving tort and other general liability claims, and other miscellaneous claims. We recognize a liability when we believe the loss is probable and reasonably estimable. We currently believe that the ultimate outcome of such lawsuits and proceedings will not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
Although we cannot predict the outcome of legal or other proceedings with certainty, when it is probable that a loss has been incurred and the amount is reasonably estimable, U.S. GAAP requires us to accrue an estimate of the probable
loss or range of loss or make a statement that such an estimate cannot be made. We follow a thorough process in which we seek to estimate the reasonably possible loss or range of loss, and only if we are unable to make such an estimate do we conclude and disclose that an estimate cannot be made. Accordingly, unless otherwise indicated below in our discussion of legal proceedings, a reasonably possible loss or range of loss associated with any individual legal proceeding cannot be estimated.
On August 30, 2021, the Company's predecessor, Athena, received a litigation demand letter (the “Class Vote Demand”) on behalf of Athena’s stockholder FWD LKNG GDD Irrevocable Trust. The Class Vote Demand alleged that Athena violated Section 242(b)(2) of the Delaware General Corporation Law by not requiring separate class votes for holders of the Athena Class A and Class B Common Stock in connection with certain aspects of the business combination between Athena and Heliogen. According to the Class Vote Demand, a class vote was required under Section 242(b)(2) because consideration to the stockholders of Heliogen was to be paid in newly issued common stock, following elimination of the Class B Common Stock. While such separate class vote is not required pursuant to Section 242(b)(2) of DGCL, Athena concluded that such separate class vote was advisable to prevent disruption to the proposed transaction with Heliogen, and to avoid the delay and expense of potential litigation and amended its Form S-4 Registration Statement to reflect that change. On January 20, 2022, the stockholders’ counsel asserted entitlement to an award of attorneys’ fees to reflect the benefit it purportedly obtained for all Athena stockholders. This matter was resolved in March 2022 with final settlement paid in April 2022 and no material impact to our financial condition or results of operations.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef