Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Commitments and Contingencies  
Note 4. Commitments and Contingencies



Operating Leases


The Company leases office space for a 12-month term with a monthly payment of approximately $11,000 per month for office rent. The Company entered into a new lease on January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.


The future minimum lease payments required under the non-cancellable operating leases for 2021 total approximately $0.1 million. Total rent expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 was $0.1 million for both periods.






A former Chief Financial Officer of the Company filed a complaint against the Company with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) on March 9, 2015. This complaint was dismissed by OSHA in January 2018 without any findings against the Company. On March 14, 2018, an appeal was filed. The Company has and will continue to vigorously defend this appeal and believes that this appeal hearing will not result in any findings against the Company. On September 6, 2019, the Company filed a motion for summary decision seeking a decision in its favor as a matter of law. The motion for summary judgement was denied on September 30, 2020. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, legal fees of approximately $13,000 were owed, and are expected to be paid in full by the Company’s insurance carriers.


Settlement of Arbitration


On February 11, 2021, the Company entered into a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) with Framatome SAS and Framatome Inc. (together, “Framatome”), resolving the pending claims and counterclaims between the parties in arbitration and judicial proceedings related to the parties’ inactive joint venture, Enfission, LLC. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, all joint venture agreements were terminated and the joint venture was dissolved on March 23, 2021. Lightbridge paid Framatome approximately $4.2 million for outstanding invoices for work performed by Framatome and other expenses incurred by Framatome on March 15, 2021. The Company recorded an approximate $34,000 foreign transaction gain regarding this settlement payment.