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Commitments And Contingencies

Commitments And Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Commitments And Contingencies  
Commitments And Contingencies

Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies


Future obligations and commitments decreased $9.9 million in the first quarter ended June 30, 2011 to $43.6 million down from $53.5 million at March 31, 2011. On April 15, 2011, $12.3 million of purchase obligations were assigned to NETGEAR upon completion of the transaction. The remaining change was primarily due to an increase in inventory purchase obligations in the CNS equipment segment to fulfill the remaining non-cancellable customer orders.


The Company and its subsidiaries are involved in various assertions, claims, proceedings and requests for indemnification concerning intellectual property, including patent infringement suits involving technologies that are incorporated in the Company's products, which are being handled and defended in the ordinary course of business. These matters are in various stages of investigation and litigation, and are being vigorously defended. Although the Company does not expect that the outcome in any of these matters, individually or collectively, will have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations, litigation is inherently unpredictable. Therefore, judgments could be rendered or settlements entered, that could adversely affect the Company's operating results or cash flows in a particular period. The Company routinely assesses all of its litigation and threatened litigation as to the probability of ultimately incurring a liability, and records its best estimate of the ultimate loss in situations where it assesses the likelihood of loss as probable. The Company has not recorded any contingent liability attributable to existing litigations.

As a result of a vendor dispute in the ConferencePlus segment, a $700,000 loss contingency reserve was recorded in cost of services in March 2009. The Company applies ASC 450 in assessing the need for a reserve and concluded that this loss was both probable and estimable. The $700,000 contingency reserve is classified in accrued expenses as a current liability on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2010. In April 2010, a settlement agreement was reached with the vendor and the Company paid the entire $700,000 settlement in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.