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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

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

NOTE 15– COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Consulting Agreements

 

On August 9, 2018, the Company entered into a monthly Consulting Services Master Agreement (the “CSMA”). The CSMA requires a two- month minimum and a 30- day termination notice. Pursuant to the CSMA, the Company is to compensate the consultant $12,500 per month by the issuance of restricted shares of common stock, based on the average closing trading prices for the three days prior to each monthly payment. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company issued 515,818 shares of common stock under the CSMA and the parties agreed to terminate the CSMA.

 

On August 15, 2018, the Company entered into a six-month Consulting Agreement (the “CA”). Pursuant to the CA, the Company agreed to issue 2,500,000 shares of restricted common stock to the consultant.

 

On October 3, 2018, the Company entered into a Manufacturing Design and Marketing Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Zounds, whereby, Zounds will provide design, technology, manufacturing and supply chain services to the Company, to enable the Company to manufacture comparable hearing aids and related components and accessories to be sold under the Company’s exclusive brand names (the “Manufacturer’s Products”) through the Company’s various marketing and distribution channels. The Company will pay Zounds One Million ($1,000,000) (the “Technology Access Fee”). The Technology Access Fee, as amended will be paid in eight (8) installments of $75,000 each, in four- week intervals until $600,000 is paid and $400,000 is to be paid as Product Surcharges based on $200 per unit manufactured for up to the first 2,000 units. Once $400,000 of Product Surcharges are paid said per unit surcharge will be discontinued. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company has paid $280,800 towards the Technology Access Fee and as of June 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018, $536,000 and $816,800 is included in accounts payable and accrued expenses, respectively.

 

On October 31, 2018, the Company entered into a three-year Joint Development Agreement (the “JD Agreement”) and an Exclusive Distribution Agreement (the “ED Agreement”) with Erchonia Corporation (“Erchonia”). As part of the JD Agreement, the Company and Erchonia will conduct FDA clinical research and trials for the purposes of obtaining 510k FDA Clearances for devices, technologies, methods and techniques used in the treatment of hearing relating conditions and disorders such as Tinnitus, Sensorineural hearing Loss, dizziness and other disorders. The agreements give the Company the exclusive worldwide rights for all designs and any newly developed Erchonia 3LT lasers and related technologies and gives the Company the rights to license and distribute such products worldwide. Pursuant to the JD Agreement, the Company has agreed to issue 1,000,000 shares of common stock. The Company valued the common stock to be issued at $60,000, based on the market price of the common stock on the date of the JD Agreement, to be amortized over the three-year term. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company amortized $5,000 and $13,333, respectively, as stock-based compensation. As of June 30, 2019, there remains $46,667, of deferred stock compensation on the condensed consolidated balance sheet, to be amortized over the three-year contract term.

 

On December 7, 2018, the Company entered into a one- year consulting agreement (the “Media Consulting Agreement”) with a third- party consultant (the “Consultant”). The Consultant will provide communication and broadcast services, as well as strategic planning services. Pursuant to the Media Consulting Agreement, the Company has agreed to issue the Consultant 3,125,000 shares of restricted common stock. On December 7, 2018, the Company recorded 3,125,000 shares of common stock to be issued. The Company valued the common stock to be issued at $125,000 based on the market price of the common stock on the date of the Media Consulting Agreement, to be amortized over the term of the agreement. The Company issued 1,712,329 of the shares and there remain 1,412,671 shares to be issued. The Company amortized $31,250 and $62,500 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively, and is included in Professional fees on the condensed consolidated Statement of operations. As of June 30, 2019, there remains $54,861 of deferred stock compensation on the consolidated balance sheet, to be amortized in 2019.

 

On April 1, 2019, the Company entered into a six- month consulting agreement with a third- party consultant (the “Consultant”). The Consultant will provide consulting services related to the conception and implementation of the Company’s business development plan, as well as other strategic planning services. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company issued the Consultant 2,000,000 shares of restricted common stock. The Company valued the common stock at $128,000 based on the market price of the common stock on the date of the agreement, to be amortized over the term of the agreement. The Company amortized $64,000 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, and is included in Professional fees on the condensed consolidated Statement of operations. As of June 30, 2019, there remains $64,000 of deferred stock compensation on the consolidated balance sheet, to be amortized in 2019.

 

On April 3, 2019, the Company entered into a six- month consulting agreement with a third- party consultant (the “Consultant”). The Consultant will provide consulting services related to the conception and implementation of the Company’s marketing plans, promoting the goals and objectives of the Company. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company paid $20,000 and issued 1,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to the Consultant. The Company valued the common stock at $75,000 based on the market price of the common stock on the date of the agreement, to be amortized over the term of the agreement. The Company amortized $37,500 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, and is included in Professional fees on the condensed consolidated Statement of operations. As of June 30, 2019, there remains $37,500 of deferred stock compensation on the consolidated balance sheet, to be amortized in 2019.

 

On April 17, 2019, the Company entered into a six- month consulting agreement with a third- party consultant (the “Consultant”). The Consultant will provide consulting services related to the corporate communications. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to the Consultant. The Company valued the common stock at $67,500 based on the market price of the common stock on the date of the agreement, to be amortized over the term of the agreement. The Company amortized $28,125 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, and is included in Professional fees on the condensed consolidated Statement of operations. As of June 30, 2019, there remains $39,375 of deferred stock compensation on the consolidated balance sheet, to be amortized in 2019.

 

Legal Matters

 

On May 26, 2017, Helix Hearing Care (California), Inc. a California corporation (“Helix”), filed a complaint (the “Complaint”) against the InnerScope and the Moores, in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida, that includes a rescission of the Consulting Agreement and a demand that all monies paid pursuant to the Consulting Agreement be returned, on the basis that an injunction against certain Officers and Directors renders the Consulting Agreement impossible to perform. The Company had previously received $1,250,000 under the Consulting Agreement. InnerScope was not named as an enjoined party in such previous litigation, and the services contemplated under the Consulting Agreement are not within the scope of the injunction, thus InnerScope believes the accusation by the third party is frivolous and without merit, as well as not providing sufficient cause for the Agreement to be terminated. InnerScope and the Moores filed their Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the Complaint on June 27, 2017.  On the same date, InnerScope, the Moores, and MFHC filed a counterclaim. On February 27, 2018, the Counterclaim was amended to include four claims for breach of contract, one claim for anticipatory breach of contract, one claim for negligent misrepresentation, and one claim for account stated. On August 13, 2018, Helix, the Company and the Moores signed a Settlement Agreement, whereby, the Company received $450,000, both parties dismissing all claims against the other party with prejudice and Matthew, Mark and Kimberly have been released from their covenant not to compete agreement signed in August 2016 with Helix.