adjustments as appropriate. Significant judgment is required to determine both the likelihood of there being any potential liability and the estimated amount of a loss related to our legal matters.
With respect to our outstanding legal matters, based on our current knowledge, our management believes that the amount or range of a potential loss will not, either individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on our business, consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. However, the outcome of such legal matters is inherently unpredictable and subject to significant uncertainties. We evaluated the outstanding legal matters and assessed the probability and likelihood of the occurrence of liability. Based on management’s estimates, we have recorded a liability of approximately $2,221,000 for all outstanding legal matters as of December 31, 2020 which is included in “Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities” in the consolidated balance sheet.
Our expenses legal fees in the period in which they are incurred.
Effective October 2014, XpresSpa terminated its former Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“ACDBE”) partner, Cordial Endeavor Concessions of Atlanta, LLC (“Cordial”), in several store locations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Cordial filed a series of complaints with the City of Atlanta, both before and after the termination, in which Cordial alleged, among other things, that the termination was not valid and that XpresSpa unlawfully retaliated against Cordial when Cordial raised concerns about the joint venture. In response to the numerous complaints it received from Cordial, the City of Atlanta required the parties to engage in two mediations.
After the termination of the relationship with Cordial, XpresSpa sought to substitute two new ACDBE partners in place of Cordial.
In April 2015, Cordial filed a complaint with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), which oversees the City of Atlanta with regard to airport ACDBE programs, and, in December 2015, the FAA instructed that the City of Atlanta review XpresSpa’s request to substitute new partners in lieu of Cordial and Cordial’s claims of retaliation. In response to the FAA instruction, pursuant to a corrective action plan approved by the FAA, the City of Atlanta held a hearing in February 2016 and ruled in favor of XpresSpa such substitution and claims of retaliation. Cordial submitted a further complaint to the FAA claiming that the City of Atlanta was biased against Cordial and that the City of Atlanta’s decision was wrong. In August 2016, the parties met with the FAA. On October 4, 2016, the FAA sent a letter to the City of Atlanta directing that the City of Atlanta retract previous findings on Cordial’s allegations and engage an independent third party to investigate issues previously decided by Atlanta. The FAA also directed that the City of Atlanta determine monies potentially due to Cordial.
On January 3, 2017, XpresSpa filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, against Cordial and several related parties. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent inducement, fraudulent concealment, tortious interference, and breach of good faith and fair dealing. XpresSpa is seeking damages, declaratory judgment, rescission/termination of certain agreements, disgorgement of revenue, fees and costs, and various other relief. On February 21, 2017, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss. On March 3, 2017, XpresSpa filed a first amended complaint against the defendants. On April 5, 2017, Cordial filed a motion to dismiss. On September 12, 2017, the Court held a hearing on the motion to dismiss. On November 2, 2017, the Court granted the motion to dismiss which was entered on November 13, 2017. On December 22, 2017, XpresSpa filed a notice of appeal, and on September 24, 2018, XpresSpa perfected its appellate rights and submitted a brief to the Supreme Court of New York, First Department appellate court. Oral arguments on the appeal took place during early 2019. Oral argument on the appeal went forward on March 20, 2019.
On March 30, 2018, Cordial filed a lawsuit against XpresSpa, a subsidiary of XpresSpa, and several additional parties in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, alleging the violation of Cordial’s civil rights, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, conversion, retaliation, and unjust enrichment. Cordial has threated to seek punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, accounting, indemnification, and declaratory judgment as to the status of