COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES||
NOTE 7 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
We were engaged in an arbitration proceeding with REGENXBIO regarding the former license agreement between the parties relating to use of the AAV9 capsid in our MPS IIIA, MPS IIIB, CLN1 (which has now been sold to Taysha Gene Therapies), and CLN3 programs. The license terminated on May 2, 2020, and on May 25, 2020, we filed an arbitration claim with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) alleging that REGENXBIO materially breached the license agreement prior to termination and seeking, among other things, a declaration that as a result of REGENXBIO’s material breach, we were not responsible for payments totaling $28 million (which would otherwise have been due in 2020) plus accrued interest ($6.4 million as of June 30, 2021 based on invoices received from REGENXBIO). REGENXBIO disputed our arbitration claim and filed a counterclaim seeking payment of these amounts. An arbitration hearing before a tribunal of three AAA arbitrators was held on March 8 and March 9, 2021. On July 13, 2021, the tribunal found in favor of REGENXBIO Inc. in connection with the parties’ arbitration claims and counterclaims. Although the tribunal awarded REGENXBIO $28.0 million plus interest, we believe that prior to the arbitration decision, the two companies had entered into a binding settlement agreement, including $18.0 million payable to REGENXBIO over a two-year period. We intend to seek enforcement of the settlement agreement.
We lease space under operating leases for manufacturing and laboratory facilities and administrative offices in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as administrative offices in New York, New York. We also lease office space in Madrid, Spain as well as certain office equipment under operating leases, which have a non-cancelable lease term of less than one year and, therefore, we have elected the practical expedient to exclude these short-term leases from our right-of-use assets and lease liabilities.
Components of lease cost are as follows:
SCHEDULE OF COMPONENTS OF LEASE COST
The following table presents information about the amount and timing of cash flows arising from operating leases as of June 30, 2021:
SCHEDULE OF SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION RELATED TO LEASES
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef