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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]
Note 5. Commitments and Contingencies
Operating Leases
We do not own any real property. Our principal executive offices are located at an office complex in New York, New York, which includes approximately twenty thousand square feet of shared office space and services that we are leasing.  The lease had an original one-year term that commenced on December 1, 2015, which was renewed until November 30, 2017. The lease allows for the limited use of private offices, conference rooms, mail handling, videoconferencing, and certain other business services.
In November 2016, we entered a sublease agreement for office and video production space in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The lease expires on June 30, 2019.
Each of the other Initial Business Units is operated from home offices or shared office space arrangements.
Rent expense was $29,137 and $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
In the normal course of business or otherwise, the Company may become involved in legal proceedings. The Company will accrue a liability for such matters when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount can be reasonably estimated. When only a range of possible loss can be established, the most probable amount in the range is accrued. If no amount within this range is a better estimate than any other amount within the range, the minimum amount in the range is accrued. The accrual for a litigation loss contingency might include, for example, estimates of potential damages, outside legal fees and other directly related costs expected to be incurred. As of March 31, 2017, the Company was not involved in any legal proceedings.
In April and May 2017, two purported securities class action complaints— Shapiro v. Alliance MMA, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-2583 (D.N.J.), and Shulman v. Alliance MMA, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-3282 (S.D.N.Y.)—were filed against the Company and certain of its officers in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, respectively.  The complaints allege that the defendants violated certain provisions of the federal securities laws, and purport to seek damages on behalf of a class of shareholders who purchased the Company’s common stock pursuant or traceable to the Company’s initial public offering.  We believe that these complaints are without merit and intend to defend vigorously against them.  Based on the very early stage of the litigation, it is not possible to estimate the amount or range of possible loss that might result from an adverse judgment or a settlement of these matters.