Commitments and Contingencies
|6 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2014
|Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
16. Commitments and Contingencies
Operating Lease Obligations
The Company leases office facilities and equipment under noncancelable operating leases expiring in various years through 2022.
Following is a summary of future minimum payments under initial terms of leases as of:
These amounts do not reflect future escalations for real estate taxes and building operating expenses. Rental expense for continuing operations amounted to $296 and $244, for the six months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
As of September 30, 2014, the Company was obligated for payments under various employment contracts with initial terms greater than one year at September 30, 2014. Annual payments relating to these commitments at September 30, 2014 are as follows:
On May 30, 2013, a class action suit in the amount of NIS 19.2 million or $5.3 million was filed in the Tel-Aviv Jaffa District Court against Coral Tell Ltd. an Israeli company which owns and operates a website offering advertisements and Coral Tell Ltd is currently being sued in a class action lawsuit regarding phone call overages and has served a third party notice against Logia and two additional companies for our alleged involvement in facilitating the overages. The suit relates to a service offered by the Coral Tell website, enabling advertisers to display a virtual cellular number in the advertisement instead of their real cellular number. The plaintiff claims that calls were charged for the connection time between two segments of the call, instead of the second segment alone; that the caller was charged even if the advertiser did not answer the call (as the charge began upon initiation of the first segment); and that the caller was charged for text messages sent to the advertiser, although the service did not support delivery of text messages. We have no contractual relationship with this company. We believe the lawsuit is without merits and a finding of liability on our part remote. After conferring with advisors and counsel, management believes that the ultimate liability, if any, in the aggregate will not be material to the financial position or results or operations of the Company for any future period; and no liability has been accrued.
On November 25, 2013, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the parties to submit their position as to whether the defendant (applicant) has a right to appeal the Israeli District’s Court decision or must request the Israeli Supreme Court to grant a right to appeal.
On December 25, 2013, after reviewing the parties’ positions, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the respondents (Cellcom, Logia, Ethrix) to submit their response to defendant’s petition to grant the right to appeal, by January 26th, 2014. Appellant responded thereafter and the appeal is now under review and pending judgment. Usually, in petitions such as this the Israeli Supreme Court makes a judgment based on the parties’ written responses. Such judgment may take between several weeks to several months.
The Company is subject to various claims and legal proceedings arising in the normal course of business. Based on the opinion of the Company’s legal counsel, management believes that the ultimate liability, if any in the aggregate of other claims will not be material to the financial position or results of operations of the Company for any future period; and no liability has been accrued.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef