Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for Fisker Automotive. The company is now facing another lawsuit that was filed at the Orange County Superior Court. Ignited, the company that designed Fisker’s website and mobile app, has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging $535,000 in unpaid bills. Ignited said that they provided Fisker web design, creative and media buying services, and advertising. Fisker is also embroiled in a class action lawsuit for laying off 75% off their workforce and another lawsuit for unpaid rent. All three of these lawsuits were filed this month alone.
The lawsuit about the employees at the company being laid off was because it was in violation of the WARN Act. This Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN ACT) protects workers, families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide a 60 calendar day notice in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs.
Fisker Automotive is likely to file for bankruptcy and the founders have been asked to attend a hearing on April 24th in Washington D.C. that was organized by House Republicans. Fisker Automotive raised around $200 million in the form of a government loan from the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program. Fisker raised a total of $1.2 billion in funds over the past five and a half years. Other investors in Fisker include Kleiner Perkins, New Enteprise Associates, and Advanced Equities.
Below is a copy of the lawsuit from Ignited:
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