APPLIED ENERGETICS, INC. (OTCMKTS:AERG) Files An 8-K Other EventsItem 8.01 –Other Events
Update of Litigation Against Prior Management and Related Parties
In its Current Report on Form 8-K filed July 9, 2018, Applied Energetics, Inc. (the “Company”) indicated that it had filed a lawsuit against George Farley and AnnMarieCo LLC (“AMC”) in the Court of Chancery in the state of Delaware. This report provides an update on the progress of the litigation.
In connection with the lawsuit, the Company requested a temporary restraining order prohibiting Mr. Farley and AMC from selling their 25 million shares of the Company’s common stock which the Company alleges were improperly issued. On July 20, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves presiding, entered a “status quo” order upon the stipulation of the parties, whereby Mr. Farley and AMC agreed not to transfer, alienate or sell any of their shares pending a ruling on the Company’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
On July 26, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery entered a scheduling order setting dates and deadlines for, among other matters, a hearing and briefing schedule on the amount of the bond the Company would be required to post to maintain the “status quo” order through the preliminary injunction hearing, a hearing and briefing schedule on the motion for a preliminary injunction, and a discovery schedule.
Also, in connection with the lawsuit, on August 8, 2018, the Company filed a motion to disqualify Mr. Farley’s attorney, Ryan Whalen, who had previously represented the Company.
On August 14, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an order requiring the Company to post a bond in the total amount of $200,446.52. On August 21, 2018, the Company posted the bond via Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company acting as surety. to the contract between the Company and Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company, the Company deposited $200,446.52 in cash as collateral for the surety agreement.
On August 23, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery court extended the hearing date on the Company’s motion for a preliminary injunction to October 23, 2018, and simultaneously ordered an increase in the bond amount of $55,446.52. On August 30, 2018, the Company posted the increased bond amount, again with Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company acting as surety, and deposited the additional $55,446.52 in cash with the surety.
On September 7, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery entered an order setting a briefing schedule on the Company’s motion to disqualify Mr. Whalen.
On September 10, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery entered an order governing the production and exchange of confidential documents and information among the parties in discovery.
The Company expects to provide further updates on the status of the litigation as circumstances warrant.
About APPLIED ENERGETICS, INC. (OTCMKTS:AERG)
Applied Energetics, Inc. is a shell company. The Company focuses on reactivating its previous business activities. The Company was engaged in the design, development and manufacture of applied energy systems for military and commercial applications and ultra-short pulse lasers and high voltage lasers for commercial applications. The Company is seeking to sell or license its technology. The Company is focusing on developing ultra-short pulse lasers (UPS). It is preparing for the next stage of laser guided energy (LGE) development that involves the development of USP laser technologies. These lasers will allow for LGE weapon systems to be mounted on mobile platforms for multiple anti-terrorist missions, including counter measures against drones and other hostile inbound objects, counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IED) and vehicle stopping, among others.