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Commitments & Contingencies

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Commitments & Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments & Contingencies

Note 10 – Commitments & Contingencies

 

Litigation

 

From time to time, the Company may be involved in routine legal proceedings, as well as demands, claims and threatened litigation that arise in the normal course of our business. The ultimate amount of liability, if any, for any claims of any type (either alone or in the aggregate) may materially and adversely affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and liquidity. In addition, the ultimate outcome of any litigation is uncertain. Any outcome, whether favorable or unfavorable, may materially and adversely affect the Company due to legal costs and expenses, diversion of management attention and other factors. The Company expenses legal costs in the period incurred. The Company cannot assure that additional contingencies of a legal nature or contingencies having legal aspects will not be asserted against the Company in the future, and these matters could relate to prior, current or future transactions or events. As of September 30, 2020, the Company had no litigation matters which required any accrual or disclosure.

 

Guarantee

 

The Company has guaranteed payments based upon the terms found in the management services agreements to affiliated physicians related to LI Dallas, LI Nashville, LI Pittsburgh, LI Scottsdale, and LI Tampa. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 payments totaling approximately $0 and $22,000, respectively, were made to these physicians’ legal entities. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 payments totaling approximately $36,000 and $107,000, respectively, were made to these physicians’ legal entities. Due to the Company ceasing operations effective March 23, 2020 in LI Dallas, LI Pittsburgh, LI Scottsdale, and LI Tampa, the guaranteed payments for these clinics were suspended until operations recommenced in July 2020. The payments to the LI Dallas physician ceased in March 2020 as LI Dallas was permanently closed.

 

Manufacturer Liability Dispute

 

The Company selected an FDA registered contract manufacturer, to manufacture the DenerveX product. In 2019, the Company became aware of events which resulted in the manufacturer not meeting certain contract performance requirements. As a result, the Company is in a dispute with the manufacturer. The Company intends to vigorously defend its position that the manufacturer did not meet its contract performance obligations. The Company believes the likelihood of incurring a material loss regarding the dispute with the manufacturer is reasonably possible but is unable to estimate the amount of the loss based on information available at this time. As such, the Company has not recorded a loss as of September 30, 2020 or December 31, 2019. The Company is not aware of any legal action regarding this matter.

 

Rion Services Agreement

 

On October 9, 2019, the Company entered into a services agreement with Rion which provides the Company the benefit of Rion’s resources and expertise for the limited purpose of (i) consulting with and assisting H-CYTE in the further research and development for the generation of a new cellular therapy (L-CYTE-01) and (ii) subsequently assisting H-CYTE in seeking and obtaining FDA Phase 1 IND clearance for L-CYTE-01. Rion also agrees to consult with H-CYTE in its arrangement for services from third parties unaffiliated with Rion to support research, development, regulatory approval, and commercialization of L-CYTE-01. An additional $350,000 in expense is expected to be incurred upon the achievement of certain milestones in the services agreement. At this time, the Company is not able to estimate when these milestones will occur. The Company has expensed $1,150,000 for services provided by Rion in total thus far.