Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Note 23 - Commitments and Contingencies

Note 23 - Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Note 23 - Commitments and Contingencies

Note 23 – Commitments and contingencies


On December 29, 2016, Mentor obtained a judgment in the amount of $1,921,535 against Bhang Corporation and its predecessor in interest, Bhang Chocolate Company, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California related to an action filed by Mentor on August 11, 2014 seeking rescission of the February 28, 2014 Co-operative Funding Agreement with Bhang Corporation (“Bhang Agreement”) and return of the $1,500,000 paid by the Company to Bhang. The judgment accrued interest at the rate of 10% from December 29, 2016 until November 20, 2017, when the parties agreed to stipulated payment terms.


On January 23, 2018, the Company received a net payment of $1,758,949 in satisfaction of the judgement and 117,000 shares of Mentor common stock, originally sold to two Bhang founders, were returned to Mentor in exchange for a payment of $286,719, which was offset from the accrued judgment amount of $2,045,668, see Note 5.


In July 2015, Mentor was served with a complaint in an action in the United States District Court for the District of Utah initiated by the wife and daughter of Bhang’s corporate counsel related to 75,000 shares of Mentor’s Common Stock purchased from Bhang Corporation’s CEO in a secondary sale. The 75,000 shares at issue were returned to Mentor as a part of the Bhang settlement above. On December 21, 2017, the plaintiffs filed a motion to dismiss their complaint with prejudice which was granted on January 25, 2018. Within the same order, the Court vacated an earlier order dated September 25, 2017, related to the issuance of Mentor’s stock. On February 2, 2018, Mentor’s third-party claims, related to plaintiffs’ now-dismissed complaint, were dismissed with prejudice.