SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 11, 2022
Petrolia Energy Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|710 N. Post Oak Rd., Ste. 400, Houston, Texas||77024|
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (832) 723-1266
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PETROLIA ENERGY CORPORATION
Item 8.01 Other Events
On March 11, 2022, Petrolia Energy Corporation (“Petrolia” or the “Company”) and Petrolia Canada Corporation (“Petrolia Canada”), an affiliate of Petrolia’s, filed a lawsuit in District Court, Harris County Texas against Jovian Petroleum Corporation, Zel Khan and Quinten Beasley (herein collectively after referred to as the “Defendants”). The case is assigned to Judge Jaclanel McFarland, of the 133rd Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas under Cause No. 2022-15278.
In their filed petition against the Defendants, Petrolia and Petrolia Canada claim fraud and breach of contract against all the named Defendants and, in addition to those two (2) claims, they also assert breach of fiduciary duty claims against Defendants Zel Khan and Quinten Beasley. Defendant Zel Khan was a former CEO and Director of Petrolia and Defendant Quinten Beasley was a former Senior Vice President and Director of Petrolia Canada.
Petrolia and Petrolia Canada are demanding a jury trial and are seeking monetary relief of more than ONE MILLION US DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00) in their lawsuit filed against the Defendants. In the lawsuit filed by the two (2) companies against the Defendants, referenced above, they seek judgment against the Defendants for (i) actual damages in the amount of lost revenue and economic losses, (ii) punitive damages, (iii) pre-and post-judgment interest, (iv) court costs, (v) attorneys’ fees, and (vi) any other relief to which Petrolia and Petrolia Canada are entitled.
As the case was recently filed, it is in its beginning stages. It is anticipated that the Defendants may dispute the claims asserted against them and the case will take some time to resolve. However, Petrolia and Petrolia Canada intend to vigorously pursue this case to a satisfactory conclusion.
For a more complete description of the claims of Petrolia and Petrolia Canada against the Defendants, reference is hereby made to the Original Petition and related Exhibits filed in the above referenced case which are being submitted with this filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.0*||Plaintiffs Original Petition in Cause No. 2022-15278 in Petrolia Energy Corporation and Petrolia Canada Corporation, Plaintiffs, v. Jovian Petroleum Corporation, Zel Khan, and Quinten Beasley, Defendants.|
* Filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Petrolia Energy Corporation|
|/s/ Mark M. Allen|
|Mark M. Allen|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|Date: March 18, 2022|