COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
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Mar. 31, 2020
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NOTE H – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Company maintains an employment agreement with its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President that provide for the terms of their compensation, including bonuses and share-based compensation. See the Company’s December 31, 2019 Form 10-K (as amended) for further details.
In August 2020, a complaint was filed against GCE Holdings Acquisitions, LLC for a claimed breach of a certain consulting agreement. The claim is for $1.2 million. On October 14, 2020, GCE Holdings Acquisitions, LLC filed an answer and denied all allegations in the complaint. The Company does not believe that the ultimate resolution of this matter will have a material effect on its financial statements, and no loss has been accrued regarding this claim.
In the ordinary course of business, the Company may face various claims brought by third parties and the Company may, from time to time, make claims or take legal actions to assert the Company’s rights, including intellectual property rights, contractual disputes and other commercial disputes. Any of these claims could subject the Company to litigation. Management believes the outcomes of currently pending claims will not likely have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position and results of operations.
Indemnities and Guarantees
In addition to the indemnification provisions contained in the Company's organization documents, the Company generally enters into separate indemnification agreements with the Company's directors and officers. These agreements require the Company, among other things, to indemnify the director or officer against specified expenses and liabilities, such as attorneys' fees, judgments, fines and settlements, paid by the individual in connection with any action, suit or proceeding arising out of the individual's status or service as the Company's directors or officers, other than liabilities arising from willful misconduct or conduct that is knowingly fraudulent or deliberately dishonest, and to advance expenses incurred by the individual in connection with any proceeding against the individual with respect to which the individual may be entitled to indemnification by the Company.
In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus diseases (“COVID-19”) was first reported in Wuhan, China. Less than four months later, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The extent of COVID-19’s effect on the Company’s operational and financial performance will depend on future developments, including the duration, spread and intensity of the pandemic, all of which are uncertain and difficult to predict considering the rapidly evolving landscape. The Company is currently analyzing the potential impacts to its business. At this time, it is not possible to determine the magnitude of the overall impact of COVID-19 on the Company.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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