Commitments and Contingencies
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2019
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
Note 7– Commitments and Contingencies
We have indemnification obligations to Mylan Consumer Healthcare Inc. (formerly known as Meda Consumer Healthcare Inc.) (“MCH”) and Mylan Inc. (together with MCH, “Mylan”) under the asset purchase agreement that may require us to make future payments to Mylan and other related persons for any damages incurred by Mylan or such related persons as a result of any breaches of our representations, warranties, covenants or agreements contained in the asset purchase agreement, or arising from the Retained Liabilities (as such term is defined in the asset purchase agreement) or certain third party claims specified in the asset purchase agreement. Generally, our representations and warranties survive for a period of 24 months from the closing date, which was March 29, 2017, other than certain fundamental representations which survive until the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations. There is a limited indemnification cap with respect to a majority of the Company’s indemnification obligations under the asset purchase agreement with the exception of claims for actual fraud, the breach of any fundamental representations and certain other items, which have a larger indemnification cap (i.e., the purchase price).
Pursuant to the terms of the asset purchase agreement, we, Mylan, and an escrow agent entered into an Escrow Agreement at closing, pursuant to which Mylan deposited $5 million of the aggregate purchase price for the Cold-EEZE® Business into an escrow account established with the Escrow Agent in order to satisfy, in whole or in part, certain of our indemnity obligations under the asset purchase agreement.
The terms of the Escrow Agreement provide that if, as of September 29, 2018, there are funds remaining in the escrow account, then the escrow account will be reduced by the difference, if a positive number, of (i) $2.5 million minus (ii) the aggregate amount of all escrow claims asserted by Mylan prior to this date that have either been paid out of the escrow account or are pending as of such date, and, within two business days of such date, the Escrow Agent will disburse such difference, if a positive number, to us. In addition, within two business days of March 29, 2019, the Escrow Agent will release any funds remaining in the escrow account to us minus any amounts being reserved for escrow claims asserted by Mylan prior to such date. Upon the resolution of any pending escrow claims, the Escrow Agent will, within two business days of receipt of joint instructions or a final order from a court (as described in the Escrow Agreement) disburse such reserved amount to the parties entitled to such funds. As described below, in August 2018, Mylan asserted an indemnification claim against us, for a yet to be determined amount. Accordingly, the distributions were not released to us on September 29, 2018 or March 29, 2019.
On May 31, 2018, we received notice of a claim for $800,000 in losses against the escrow amount. We resolved this claim pursuant to a settlement agreement, effective October 16, 2018, pursuant to which $160,000 of the funds held in escrow were released to Mylan. This expense is reflected in discontinued operations in the third quarter of 2018.
On August 2, 2018, we received notice of an indemnification claim from Mylan in relation to certain product advertising claims brought against Mylan related to certain Cold-EEZE® products. Pursuant to the terms of the asset purchase agreement, we have elected to assume the defense of these claims on behalf of Mylan. We dispute these product advertising claims and intend to vigorously contest such claims. While we believe these claims are without merit, in the event that these or any other indemnity claims are successful, we may be required to pay Mylan such amounts out of the escrow fund, pursuant to the indemnification provisions of the asset purchase agreement, which may reduce the amount we ultimately collect from escrow or could even require us to return a portion of the net proceeds received from the sale of the Cold-EEZE® Business if the escrow funds are insufficient to cover the losses. Management expects to collect the full remaining escrow balance within the next twelve months, net of an immaterial reserve representative of our best estimate of the cost to adjudicate this matter.
In connection with the asset purchase agreement, the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, PMI, entered into a manufacturing agreement (the “Manufacturing Agreement”) with Mylan. Pursuant to the terms of the Manufacturing Agreement, Mylan (or an affiliate or designee) purchased the inventory of the Company’s Cold-EEZE® brand and product line, and PMI will manufacture certain products for Mylan, as described in the Manufacturing Agreement, at prices that reflect current market conditions for such products and include an agreed upon mark-up on our costs. Unless terminated sooner by the parties, the Manufacturing Agreement will remain in effect until March 29, 2022. Thereafter, the Manufacturing Agreement may be renewed by Mylan for up to five successive one-year periods by providing notice of its intent to renew not less than 90 days prior to the expiration of the then-current term.
We have estimated future minimum obligations over the next five years, including the remainder of Fiscal 2019, as follows (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef