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COMMITMENTS & CONTINGENCIES

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COMMITMENTS & CONTINGENCIES
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
COMMITMENTS & CONTINGENCIES

Note 6 – Commitments & Contingencies

 

CEO Compensation Agreement

 

On December 23, 2021, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with Michael Yurkowsky, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, to continue to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Under the Employment Agreement, which commenced on December 1, 2021 (the “Effective Date”) and has a term of one year from the Effective Date (the “Employment Period”), Mr. Yurkowsky will receive a base salary of $180,000 per year. Upon the expiration of the Employment Period, Mr. Yurkowsky’s employment with the Company will be on an at-will basis.

 

In addition to his base salary, Mr. Yurkowsky may receive a one-time cash bonus in gross amount equal to $100,000 if (i) the Company’s stock is listed and quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the NASDAQ Global Market, the NASDAQ Capital Market, or the New York Stock Exchange; or (ii) the Company secures and receives financing of at least $10,000,000.

 

As additional compensation, Mr. Yurkowsky shall receive shares of common stock of the Company representing 1% of the Company’s fully diluted equity as of the grant date if the Company achieves a market capitalization of at least $250 million for 60 consecutive days during the Employment Period (the “Equity Award”). If the Company achieves a market capitalization of at least $500 million for 60 consecutive days during the Employment Period, the executive shall receive an additional Equity Award of 1%, such that he has in the aggregate received shares of common stock of the Company representing 2% of the Company’s fully diluted equity as of the date of grant. These market conditions were reflected in the grant date fair value of the award as required under ASC 718 Compensation-Stock Compensation.

 

The Equity Award was measured at fair value on its grant date using a Monte Carlo simulation model. The Monte Carlo simulation model includes assumptions for the expected term, volatility, and dividend yield, each of which are determined in reference to the Company’s historical results. The Company will recognize aggregate stock-based compensation expense of approximately $328,000 related to the Equity Award on a straight-line basis over the derived service period determined by the Monte Carlo simulation model, which was 0.71 years. During the three and six month period ending June 30, 2022, the Company recognized approximately $114,000 and $116,000, respectively, in compensation expense related to the Equity Award. If the market capitalization targets are met sooner than the derived service period, the Company will adjust its stock-based compensation to reflect the cumulative expense associated with the vested Equity Award. The Company will recognize expense if the requisite service is provided, regardless of whether the market conditions are achieved.

 

 

Consulting Agreements

 

The Company entered into a consulting agreement with Tanya Rhodes of Rhodes & Associates, Inc, effective June 15, 2020, to serve as the Chief Science Officer of the Company. The agreement has a minimum term of six months with an average fee of $21,000 per month plus expenses which increases 5% per month on January 1 of each calendar year unless an alternative retainer amount is negotiated and agreed upon by both parties. The Company extended the contract on January 1, 2021, resulting in monthly expenses of $22,500 plus expenses for services rendered. As of January 1, 2022, Ms. Rhodes is continuing to receive $22,500 and is engaged on a month to month basis.

 

The Company entered into a consulting agreement with Alpha IR Group on March 1, 2022, to provide investor relations to the Company. The agreement is for twelve months with an average service fee of $9,750 per month.

 

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.

 

The Company is involved in a lawsuit with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair”) which was filed on September 8, 2020, in the Circuit Court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida. Sinclair has filed suit alleging breach of contract for advertising services in the amount of approximately $75,000 plus interest and costs. The Company has retained legal counsel for its defense against the suit. The amount is recorded in accounts payable as of June 30, 2022.

 

The Company is involved in a lawsuit with ITN Networks, LLC (“ITN”) which was filed on July 22, 2021, in the Circuit Court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida. ITN has filed suit alleging breach of contract for advertising services in the amount of approximately $75,000 plus interest and costs. The Company has retained legal counsel for its defense against the suit. The amount is recorded in accounts payable as of June 30, 2022.