Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  

Note 15. Contingencies


On November 13, 2020, a purported stockholder of the Company filed a complaint against Cancer Genetics, Inc. (“CGI”), the chief executive officer of CGI and the directors of CGI in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, entitled, Scott Sawin v. Cancer Genetics, Inc. et al. The complaint (the “Sawin Complaint”) alleged that CGI’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, as filed with the SEC on October 16, 2020 related to the merger (the “Merger”) of CGI and StemoniX, Inc. (the “Prior Registration Statement”), omitted to disclose certain material information allegedly necessary to make statements made in the Prior Registration Statement not misleading and/or false, in violation of Section 14(a) and Section 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and Rule 14a-9 promulgated thereunder, and alleged breach of fiduciary duty of candor/disclosure. The complaint sought injunctive relief, enjoining the Merger until the defendants to the applicable lawsuit disclose the alleged omitted material information, and costs, among other remedies. Subsequently, eight other complaints were filed against CGI and the directors of CGI in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York , the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging facts and seeking relief substantially similar to the Sawin Complaint.


On April 27, 2021, the Sawin Complaint was voluntarily dismissed, and seven of the other eight complaints have also been voluntarily dismissed or dismissed by the court for lack of prosecution. One complaint remains pending, although the Company has not been served in that case and the Court has indicated that the case will be dismissed for lack of prosecution on or about August 18, 2021, absent the filing of a letter satisfactorily explaining the failure to effect timely service on the defendants.


In November 2020, vivoPharm Pty Ltd received a letter from counsel for a customer of vivoPharm alleging entitlement to a refund of prepayments made under a master services agreement in the sum of approximately $164 thousand. Counsel for vivoPharm responded and denied any liability. In February 2021 counsel for the customer repeated its claim and stated its intent to commence litigation if the matter were not resolved. Counsel for vivoPharm responded by repeating its denial of any liability but offering to pay $60 thousand to resolve the matter. No litigation has been commenced to date. The Company has fully accrued for this claim in accrued expense as of June 30, 2021.