November 2, 2016, plaintiffs filed their reply. On October 19, 2016, defendants filed a motion to stay the case until a final transfer determination could be made by the Multidistrict Litigation Panel. On November 2, 2016, plaintiffs filed an opposition to the motion to stay. The Court held a hearing on the motion to remand and the motion to stay on November 10, 2016. On October 26, 2016, plaintiffs filed a motion to vacate the conditional transfer order. On November 16, 2016, defendants filed an opposition to the motion to vacate. On November 17, 2016, the parties filed a stipulation withdrawing the motions to stay and vacate, which the court entered. On November 22, 2016, the Multidistrict Litigation Panel transferred the case to the SDNY for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings. The Company is in the preliminary stages of reviewing the allegations made in the complaint and, as a result, is unable to provide any assurances as to the ultimate outcome of this lawsuit or that an adverse resolution of this lawsuit would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position and results of operations.
On September 16, 2016, plaintiff filed VMT II LLC v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al. in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo against the Company, certain officers and directors of the Company and SunEdison, and the underwriters of SunEdison’s preferred stock offering. The plaintiff asserts claims under Sections 11, 12(a)(2), and 15 of the Securities Act, as well as the Maryland Securities Act. The plaintiff alleges, among other things, that the defendants made false and misleading statements in connection with the Company’s IPO, and that these false and misleading statements led to the forced conversion of their Class D securities into restricted common stock. The complaint further alleges that the Company breached the June 9, 2015 Class D Purchase Agreement between the Company and the plaintiffs and made negligent misrepresentations in connection with the Company’s Class D registration statement. The complaint seeks unspecified damages, rescission, and such other relief (including equitable or injunctive relief) as the court may deem just and proper. On September 28, 2016, in light of SunEdison’s voluntary petition for bankruptcy on April 21, 2016, the Company and the other defendants removed the action to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs did not oppose the Multidistrict Litigation Panel's conditional transfer order, and the matter was transferred to the multidistrict litigation on October 20, 2016. The Company is in the preliminary stages of reviewing the allegations made in the complaint and, as a result, is unable to provide any assurances as to the ultimate outcome of this lawsuit or that an adverse resolution of this lawsuit would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position and results of operations.
On December 19, 2016, an initial case management conference was held in the multidistrict litigation proceedings in the SDNY. The Court entered a partial stay of all proceedings through March 31, 2017, and entered an order requiring all parties to the multidistrict litigation, including the parties to the conditional transfer cases, to participate in the mediation process that is being conducted in connection with the SunEdison Bankruptcy, which also includes the derivative claim described below. The mediation commenced on February 10, 2017.
On February 6, 2017, the Company filed pre-motion letters with the Court describing the grounds for anticipated motions to dismiss in the following matters: In re TerraForm Global, Inc. Securities Litigation, Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System v. SunEdison, Inc. et al., Glenview Capital Partners, L.P. et al. v. SunEdison, Inc. et al., Omega Capital Investors et al. v. SunEdison, Inc. et al., Kingdon Associates et al. v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., Canyon Capital Advisors LLC et al. v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., and VMT II LLC v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al. The plaintiffs in those matters filed responses on February 20, 2017.
On March 31, 2017, the partial stay expired. On April 13, 2017, the Court held a status conference and entered a briefing schedule for the Company’s anticipated motion to dismiss the Consolidated Second Amended Class Action Complaint in In re TerraForm Global, Inc. Securities Litigation. The Company filed its motion to dismiss on June 9, 2017. Plaintiffs’ opposition is due on July 14, 2017, and the Company’s reply is due on August 4, 2017. Further proceedings in the remaining multidistrict litigation matters described above have been stayed pending resolution of the initial motion to dismiss.
On March 22, 2017, the Multidistrict Litigation Panel issued conditional transfer orders in Domenech v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al. and Perez v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., and these matters were transferred to the multidistrict litigation on April 13, 2017 and May 31, 2017, respectively. These matters are further described below.
Aldridge v. Blackmore et al.
On April 12, 2016, a verified stockholder derivative complaint on behalf of the Company was filed against four directors of the Company in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. The lawsuit alleges that the directors breached their fiduciary duties by authorizing the Company’s $231.0 million payment to SunEdison for the 425 MW India Projects. The complaint seeks unspecified compensatory damages and such other relief that the court may deem just and equitable. The Company filed its answer to the complaint on June 30, 2016. On July 6, 2016, the Company served its responses to the plaintiff’s discovery requests. On December 28, 2016, the parties agreed to stay the litigation and participate in the mediation