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Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies

From time to time, the Company is involved in various legal proceedings arising from the ordinary course of its business operations, such as personal injury claims, employment matters, patent claims, landlord-tenant disputes, contractual disputes with landlords over certain termination rights or the right to discontinue rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other contractual disputes, some of which are covered by insurance. The Company believes its potential liability with respect to proceedings currently pending is not material, individually or in the aggregate, to the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows.  

Cinemark Holdings, Inc., et al vs Factory Mutual Insurance Company.  The Company filed suit on November 18, 2020, in the District Court, 471st Judicial District, Collin County, Texas.  On December 22, 2020, the case was moved to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.  The Company submitted a claim under its property insurance policy issued by Factory Mutual Insurance Company (the “FM Policy”) for losses sustained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the forced closure of the Company’s theatres pursuant to orders issued by various government agencies.  Factory Mutual Insurance Company (“FM”) denied the Company’s claim.  The Company is seeking damages resulting from FM’s breach of contract, FM’s bad faith conduct and a declaration of the parties’ rights under the FM Policy.  While the Company cannot predict the outcome of this litigation, management believes this lawsuit will not have a material adverse effect on the company’s financial position or results of operations.  

Intertrust Technologies Corporation (“Intertrust”) v. Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Regal, AMC, et al.  This case was filed against the Company on August 7, 2019 in the Eastern District of Texas – Marshall Division alleging patent infringement. The Company firmly maintains that the contentions of the Plaintiff are without merit and will vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit. Although the Company does not believe that it has infringed on any of Intertrust’s patents, it cannot predict the outcome of this litigation.