Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Commitments and Contingencies.  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 9 — Commitments and Contingencies


The Company may from time to time be subject to various legal or administrative claims and proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. In management’s opinion, the outcome of any such currently pending litigation will not materially affect the Company’s financial condition. Nevertheless, due to uncertainties in the settlement process, it is at least reasonably possible that management’s view of the outcome could change materially in the near term.

Huddled Masses was named as a defendant in a lawsuit on July 10, 2019 related to a delinquent balance to a vendor. On July 28, 2022, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with the vendor and agreed to pay a total of $515,096 with monthly installment payments over 24 months beginning September 1, 2022.  The liability has been recorded and included in accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 (See Note 5 – Accrued Liabilities).

Operating Leases

In June 2019, the Company entered into a sublease for its corporate office headquarters at 1233 West Loop South, Suite 1170 in Houston, TX. The lease term expired on July 1, 2022 and had a base monthly rent of approximately $3,600 per month.

In March 2022, the Company entered into a new lease to move its corporate headquarters to 1177 West Loop South, Suite 1310 in Houston, TX effective July 1, 2022, and paid a security deposit of approximately $29,000. The lease is for 7,397 square feet of office space that expires February 28, 2030. The base monthly rent varies annually over the term of the lease. The Company also leased office furniture for its corporate headquarters under a lease agreement effective April 2019 which expired July 2023.

In March 2021, the Company extended its lease for office space at 716 Congress Ave, Suite 100 in Austin, Texas with an effective date of January 1, 2022. The lease expires on December 31, 2023 and has a base rent of approximately $6,700 per month.

For the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, the Company incurred rent expense of $73,496 and $89,452, respectively, for the combined leases.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, the Company incurred rent expense of $231,982 and $193,013, respectively, for the combined leases.

Supplemental balance sheet information related to operating leases is included in the table below as of September 30, 2023:



Operating lease right-of-use asset



Operating lease liabilities - current



Operating lease liabilities - long-term



Total operating lease liability



The weighted-average remaining lease term for the Company’s operating lease is 6.25 years as of September 30, 2023, with a weighted-average discount rate of 8%.

Lease liability with enforceable contract terms that have greater than one-year terms are as follows:




















Total lease payments



Less imputed interest



Total lease liability