10. Commitments and Contingencies
Contracts: We have entered into material contracts with three appliance manufacturers. Under the agreements there are no minimum purchase commitments; however, we have agreed to indemnify the manufacturers for certain claims, allegations or losses with respect to appliances we sell.
Litigation: We are party from time to time to ordinary course disputes that we do not believe to be material or have merit. We intend to vigorously defend ourselves against these ordinary course disputes.
In December 2009, a lawsuit was commenced against us in the Fourth Judicial District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota by RKL Landholdings, LLC and Emad Y. Abed (Plaintiffs), alleging that we breached an agreement to sell our St. Louis Park, Minnesota property to the Plaintiffs. We sold this property to a third party in September 2009, have received the proceeds from the sale, and are currently leasing the property from such third party. Edward Cameron, our Chief Executive Officer, was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. The Plaintiffs claims were based on a Purchase Agreement and extensions thereto between the Plaintiffs and us, which Purchase Agreement and extensions had expired by their own terms. The Plaintiffs asserted various claims, including promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, conversion, fraud, tortious interference with prospective advantage, and breach of contract. On August 6, 2010, the Hennepin County District Court entered a summary judgment in favor of Mr. Cameron and us and dismissed all of the Plaintiffs claims. The Plantiffs appealed the Courts ruling and the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the District Court on June 6, 2011.