LITIGATION AND CLAIMS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|LITIGATION AND CLAIMS|
|NOTE 21. LITIGATION AND CLAIMS||
The Company is the subject of lawsuits and claims arising in the ordinary course of business from time to time. The Company reviews any such legal proceedings and claims on an ongoing basis and follows appropriate accounting guidance when making accrual and disclosure decisions. The Company establishes accruals for those contingencies where the incurrence of a loss is probable and can be reasonably estimated, and it discloses the amount accrued and the amount of a reasonably possible loss in excess of the amount accrued if such disclosure is necessary for the Company’s financial statements to not be misleading. To estimate whether a loss contingency should be accrued by a charge to income, the Company evaluates, among other factors, the degree of probability of an unfavorable outcome and the ability to make a reasonable estimate of the amount of the loss. The Company does not record liabilities when the likelihood that the liability has been incurred is probable, but the amount cannot be reasonably estimated. Based upon present information, the Company determined that there were no material matters that required an accrual as of December 31, 2020.
On January 6, 2021, a putative, nationwide class action for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA”), captioned as Stanley, et al. v Terra Tech Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 8:21-cv00022, was filed against Terra Tech and MediFarm LLC (the “Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the “TCPA Action”). In the TCPA Action, Plaintiffs allege that Defendants violated the TCPA by sending text messages to them and other persons without consent. Plaintiffs seek, on behalf of themselves and other purportedly similarly situated-persons, an unspecified amount of actual and statutory damages for each alleged violation, declaratory and injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
The entire disclosure for legal proceedings, legal contingencies, litigation, regulatory and environmental matters and other contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef