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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 16 - Commitments and Contingencies




Certain conditions may exist as of the date the consolidated financial statements are issued which may result in a loss to the Company, but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. In assessing loss contingencies related to legal proceedings that are pending against the Company, or unasserted claims that may result in such proceedings, the Company evaluates the perceived merits of any legal proceedings or unasserted claims, as well as the perceived merits of the amount of relief sought or expected to be sought therein.


If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potentially material loss contingency is not probable, but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability and an estimate of the range of possible losses, if determinable and material, would be disclosed. 


Loss contingencies considered remote are generally not disclosed, unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantees would be disclosed. There can be no assurance that such matters will not materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial position, and results of operations or cash flows. 


Atlas Settlement


On February 20, 2019, in connection with the satisfaction of an award in an aggregate amount of $1,156,840 plus pre-judgment interest equal to an aggregate of $59,955 (the “Award”) granted to Atlas Technology Group, LLC (“Atlas”) following arbitration proceedings arising out of an engagement agreement, dated September 8, 2016, by and between Atlas and the Company (including its subsidiaries) (the “Engagement Agreement”), the Company, Sysorex and Atlas entered into a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) pursuant to which Atlas agreed to (a) reduce the Award by $275,000 resulting in a “Net Award” of $941,796 and (b) accept an aggregate of 749,440 shares of freely-tradable common stock of the Company (the “Settlement Shares”) in satisfaction of the Award which was determined by dividing 120% of the Net Award by $1.508, which was the “minimum price,” as defined under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(d).


Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, after the Company issued and delivered the Settlement Shares to Atlas, the Award was deemed satisfied in full and the parties were deemed to have released each other from any claims arising out of the Engagement Agreement. The Settlement Shares were issued to Atlas pursuant to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3, as amended (SEC File No. 333-223960), which was declared effective by the SEC on June 5, 2018.


In connection with Spin-off of Sysorex, the Company and Sysorex each agreed pursuant to the terms and conditions of that certain Separation and Distribution Agreement, dated August 7, 2018, as amended, that 50% of the costs and liabilities related to the arbitration action arising from the Engagement Agreement would be shared by each party following the Spin-off.  As a result, Sysorex indemnified the Company for half of the total amount paid by the Company to satisfy the Award.