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Commitment and Contingencies

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Commitment and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and ContingenciesThe Company may, from time to time, be subject to claims and legal proceedings brought against it in the normal course of business. Such matters are subject to many uncertainties. Management believes the ultimate resolution of such contingencies will not have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial position of the Company. The Company's material
commitments and contingencies have not changed in any material manner from those previously described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 except as described below.
On April 15, 2022, a purported shareholder class action complaint, Ortmann v. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al., case no. 1:22-cv-02185, was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, naming Aurinia and certain of the Company's officers as defendants. The lawsuit alleges that Aurinia made materially false and misleading statements regarding the financial guidance and commercial prospects in violation of certain federal securities laws. The plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages on behalf of the putative class and an award of costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. The defendants intend to vigorously defend this lawsuit. The Company has not, however, filed a response to the complaint and does not anticipate doing so until after the court appoints a lead plaintiff and that lead plaintiff files an operative complaint.
Other Funding Commitments
In the normal course of business, the Company enters into agreements with contract research organizations, contract manufacturing organizations and other third parties for services to be provided to the Company. Generally, these agreements provide for termination upon notice, with specified amounts due upon termination based on the timing of termination and the terms of the agreement. The actual amounts and timing of payments under these agreements are uncertain and contingent upon the initiation and completion of services to be provided to the Company.