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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Legal Matters

 

In the ordinary course of business, we enter into agreements with third parties that include indemnification provisions which, in our judgment, are normal and customary for companies in our industry sector. These agreements are typically with business partners, clinical sites, and suppliers. Pursuant to these agreements, we generally agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and reimburse indemnified parties for losses suffered or incurred by the indemnified parties with respect to our product candidates, use of such product candidates, or other actions taken or omitted by us. The maximum potential amount of future payments we could be required to make under these indemnification provisions is unlimited. We have not incurred material costs to defend lawsuits or settle claims related to these indemnification provisions. As a result, the estimated fair value of liabilities relating to these provisions is minimal. Accordingly, we have no liabilities recorded for these provisions as of September 30, 2018, and December 31, 2017.

  

Per clause 7, No Variable Rate Convertible Securities, in the subscription agreements of Series B-2 Preferred Stock, for so long as any shares of Series B-2  Preferred Stock are issued and outstanding, the Corporation shall not issue any notes, bonds, debentures, shares of preferred stock, or any other securities that are convertible to common stock unless such conversion rights are at a fixed ratio or a fixed monetary price. The Company issued variable convertible notes during the year which is in violation of this clause (Note 6). The Company kept the Series B-2 holders informed of the Company’s cash needs though out the year and Series B-2 holders had the opportunity to participate in convertible loan notes. Subsequently, the Company’s largest Series B-2 holder participated into two note purchase agreements on March 22, 2018 (Note 8).

 

 On January 20, 2017, Robert F. Parker (the “petitioner”) filed a petition in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (the “Court”), naming, among others, the Company and Ezra Green, a former shareholder, director and officer of the Company, as respondents. The petition was received by the Company on February 7, 2017. The petitioner previously had a judgment entered in his favor and against Clear Skies Solar, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Clear Skies Group, Inc. (together, “Clear Skies”), in the amount of $331,132 with interest accruing at a rate of 9% per year from November 21, 2014 (the “Judgment”). The Judgment remains outstanding. The petition alleged, among other things, that through a series of allegedly fraudulent conveyances occurring before the Judgment was entered against Clear Skies, the major assets of Clear Skies, which were comprised of various patents, were transferred from Clear Skies to Carbon 612 Corporation (“Carbon”), and from Clear Skies and Carbon to the Company. The petition further alleged, among other things, that the transfers were without fair consideration and rendered Clear Skies, the judgment-debtor, insolvent. The petitioner sought the entry of a judgment against the Company and the other respondents in the amount of the outstanding Judgment, with all accrued interest, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs and disbursements.

 

The parties reached an agreement on settlement and the Court entered the parties’ joint stipulation of discontinuance with prejudice on September 6, 2017. The settlement agreement requires co-defendant Ezra Green to make an initial payment with subsequent, additional payments over time. The Company has agreed, in exchange for the dismissal of all claims with prejudice, to pay up to $20,000, at $1,000 per month beginning in January 2018 at the earliest, if co-defendant Ezra Green defaults on his subsequent payment obligations under the terms of the settlement agreement. The Company’s liability is capped at $20,000 in total, memorialized in a confession of judgment note, plus statutory interest if the plaintiff must file suit against the Company to collect on the confession of judgment note. In management’s opinion, we have incurred a probable loss as set forth by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, estimated the loss to be $20,000, and recorded the appropriate accounting entries which are reflected in our financial statements. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company has paid $3,000 towards the settlement with a remaining balance due of $17,000.