Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]
Note 13 — Commitments and Contingencies
 
Operating Lease
 
On August 8, 2016, SRM entered into a lease for office space in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
On August 8, 2018, SRM extended its lease for office space in Kowloon, Hong Kong so that the lease will now expire on August 7, 2020.
Monthly lease payments are approximately $6,400 for a total of approximately $154,000 for the total term of the lease.
 
The Company leases certain office space from an entity affiliated through common ownership under operating lease agreement. The operating lease requires base monthly payments of $3,333 plus the Company’s share of the facilities operating expenses as defined in the lease agreement through May 2017. The lease agreement contains four successive five year renewal options with 5% base rent escalations at the end of each extension period.
 
On October 1, 2018, the Company entered into a lease for office space in Winter Park, Florida which expires on September 30, 2020. Monthly lease payments are approximately $1,887 for a total of approximately $45,288 for the total term of the lease.
 
Minimum annual rental commitments for operating leases of continuing operations having initial or remaining noncancellable lease terms in excess of one year are as follows:
 
Total rent expense for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 was $343,253 and $191,405,
respectively. Rent expense is included in general and administrative expense on the consolidated statements of operations
 
Rental Income
 
Fergco leases a portion of the building located in Washington, New Jersey that it owns under a month to month lease. Total rental income related to the leased space for both the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 was $102,815, respectively, 
and i
s included in other income on the
consolidated statements of operations.
 
Legal Contingencies
 
The Company is involved in claims and litigation in the ordinary course of business, some of which seek monetary damages, including claims for punitive damages, which are not covered by insurance. For certain pending matters, accruals have not been established because such matters have not progressed sufficiently through discovery, and/or development of important factual information and legal information is insufficient to enable the Company to estimate a range of possible loss, if any. An adverse determination in one or more of these pending matters could have an adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
 
We are, and may in the future become, subject to various legal proceedings and claims that arise in or outside the ordinary course of business.