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Litigation

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Litigation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Litigation Disclosure [Abstract]  
Litigation
Note 11 – Litigation
 
 
We are not currently involved in any actual or pending legal proceeding or litigation and we are not aware of any such proceedings contemplated by or against us or involving our property, except as follows:
 
We filed a defamation lawsuit against Ricardo Antonio Pearson (a\k\a Richard Pearson) in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York on April 5, 2018. The Company’s complaint against Mr. Pearson alleges he published false and defamatory articles about the Company. Vuzix is seeking damages in excess of $80 million, including punitive damages, and monetary damages.
 
On or about October 27, 2018, Bob Glenn filed a shareholder derivative suit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Monroe against certain of the Company’s current and former directors and executive officers. The Company was named as a nominal defendant only. The complaint alleges breaches of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and waste of corporate assets. The complaint alleges that the Company and certain of its officers and directors made materially false and/or misleading statements and failed to disclose material adverse events about the Company’s business, operations and prospects in press releases and public filings. The complaint seeks a declaration that the defendants have breached and/or aided and abetted the breach of their fiduciary duties to the Company, determining and awarding damages, and directing the Company to reform and improve its corporate governance. Similar derivative suits were filed by Michael Washington and John Mayer on or about October 26, 2018 and October 29, 2018. The Company believes the allegations are false and intends to vigorously defend itself. The Company plans to file a motion to dismiss the complaints.