A sad topic but probably needed..
What we "know":
Lotus owe Kimi ~20 million €
Lotus have a debt of 150 mil €
Lotus is rumoured to have debts to employees
Lotus is rumoured to have debts to suppliers
Lotus haven't signed a contract with Renault, 2 months before 2014 testing (Unpaid 2013 engines? Doubts about being able to pay 2014?)
Quantum deal seems ever more distant as you can read in Quantum-thread
Kimi jumped ship, presumably because Lotus couldn't keep to their promises made in Abu Dhabi, opting to rather get in shape for 2014. A team looking forward to 2014 wouldn't let this happen if able in any way to hinder it.
Hulkenberg seems to have moved on from Lotus, maybe having his options open, but still seems to be on route to FI?
Maldonado could help Lotus with his backing but is it realistic for PDVSA to pour money if Lotus is down for the count?
Genii has given much of Lotus loans(rumoured 100 mil €) but are they able to write down the loans? Writing down the loans would mean a loss of 100 mil, do they have funds to cover this? Would they have funds after this to fund Lotus 2014?
Counting together known debts and presumably they are a lot bigger, what is the risk for creditors to cut their losses and sue Lotus? It is a company with debts probably amounting to 200 mil, with no chance of being profitable and doubtful funding.
Is Kimi jumping ship a get go for creditors?