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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
May 05, 2024
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Legal Proceedings

The Company is involved in various legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business. Management cannot presently predict the outcome of these matters, although management believes, based in part on the advice of counsel, that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a materially adverse effect on the Company’s condensed financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
The Company has voluntarily self-reported to the SEC information concerning the internal investigation of the accounting matters that led to the restatement of its previously issued audited financial statements as of and for the year ended January 29, 2023 and our unaudited condensed financial statements for the quarterly periods ended April 30, 2023, October 30, 2022, July 31, 2022 and May 1, 2022. As a result of self-reporting, the Company is the subject of an ongoing, non-public investigation by the SEC. The Company is cooperating fully with the SEC in its investigation and continues to respond to requests in connection with this matter. The investigation could result in the SEC seeking various penalties and relief including, without limitation, civil injunctive relief and/or civil monetary penalties or administrative relief. The nature of the relief or remedies the SEC may seek with respect to the Company, if any, cannot be predicted at this time.
On December 19, 2023, a putative securities class action was filed against the Company and certain of its current and former officers related to the restatement of certain of the Company’s financial statements. The suit, captioned Gutknecht v. The Lovesac Company, No. 3:23-cv-1640, was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and alleges that all defendants violated Sections 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the SEC, and that the individual defendants violated Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act. The complaint generally alleges that the Company made certain misrepresentations or failed to disclose certain accounting errors related to the restatement of its financial statements and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting were deficient. The plaintiffs seek, among other things, an unspecified amount of damages and attorneys’ fees, expert fees and other costs. On March 11, 2024, the court appointed Susan Cooke Peña as Lead Plaintiff and The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. as Lead Counsel. The court’s scheduling order provides for Lead Plaintiff to file an Amended Complaint by May 10, 2024. On May 29, 2024, the parties entered into a term sheet to settle the action subject to various conditions, including execution of a definitive settlement agreement, filing of the definitive agreement with the court, and court approval. The Company does not expect the settlement to have a material impact to the financial statements.