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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Indemnification Agreements
In the ordinary course of business, the Company may provide indemnification of varying scope and terms to vendors, lessors, business partners and other parties with respect to certain matters including, but not limited to, losses arising out of breach of such agreements or from intellectual property infringement claims made by third parties. In addition, the Company has entered into indemnification agreements with members of its Board of Directors and certain of its executive officers and employees that will require the Company, among other things, to indemnify them against certain liabilities that may arise by reason of their role, status or service as directors or officers. The maximum potential amount of future payments the Company could be required to make under these indemnification agreements is, in many cases, unlimited. To date, the Company has not incurred any material costs as a result of such indemnifications. The Company is
not currently aware of any indemnification claims and has not accrued any liabilities related to such obligations in its condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2024 or December 31, 2023.
Legal Proceedings
We are from time to time subject to various claims, lawsuits, and other legal and administrative proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business.
At each reporting date, the Company evaluates whether or not a potential loss amount or a potential range of loss is probable and reasonably estimable under the provisions of the authoritative guidance that addresses accounting for contingencies. The Company expenses the costs related to such legal proceedings as incurred.
The Company has identified certain claims as a result of which a loss may be incurred, but in the aggregate any loss is expected to be immaterial. This assessment is based on our current understanding of relevant facts and circumstances. As such, our view of these matters is subject to inherent uncertainties and may change in the future. Significant judgment is required in both the determination of probability and the determination as to whether an exposure is reasonably estimable. Actual outcomes of these legal and regulatory proceedings may materially differ from our current estimates. Based upon information presently known to management, the Company has not accrued a loss for these matters, including the matter described below, as a loss is not probable and reasonably estimable. While it is reasonably possible a loss may be incurred, the Company is unable to estimate a loss or range of loss in these matters. The pending proceedings involve complex questions of fact and law and may require the expenditure of significant funds and the diversion of other resources. The results of legal proceedings are inherently uncertain, and material adverse outcomes are reasonably possible.
In March 2024, an Evolv shareholder filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts a putative class action lawsuit, captioned Raby v. Evolv Technologies Holdings, Inc., et al. case number 1:24-cv-10761, alleging that Evolv and certain of its current and former executives and other individuals violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 based on alleged misstatements concerning the Company’s products. This litigation is in the preliminary stages, and the outcome of any complex legal proceeding is inherently unpredictable and subject to significant uncertainties.
Regulatory and Governmental Matters
In the ordinary course of business, the Company is subject to regulatory and governmental examinations, information gathering requests, inquiries, and investigations. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested information about certain aspects of the Company's marketing practices. The Company is cooperating with the investigation and has provided documentation and information responsive to the FTC inquiry. Further, in February 2024, we received a subpoena from the SEC, Division of Enforcement, requesting that we produce certain documents and information. We are cooperating and intend to continue to cooperate with the SEC's investigation.
Any resolution or litigation with the FTC, the SEC or other parties, could ultimately result in monetary and injunctive relief that may impose costs on us and/or require us to make changes to our business practices. These costs and requirements may be material both individually and in the aggregate.
We can offer no assurances as to the outcome of these investigations or their potential effect, if any, on us or our results of operations. There can be no assurance whether there will be further information requests or potential enforcement action or litigation, which is necessarily uncertain.