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10-K
TERRAFORM GLOBAL, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 06/15/2017
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process that is being conducted in connection with the SunEdison Bankruptcy, which also includes the securities litigation cases pending before the Multidistrict Litigation Panel. The mediation commenced on February 10, 2017. On March 31, 2017, the agreed upon stay expired. On April 17, 2017, the Court entered a scheduling order. The parties have begun discovery, and trial is scheduled to commence on September 10, 2018. The Company is in ongoing settlement negotiations with the plaintiffs; however the Company 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.
Retaliation Claims
Francisco Perez Gundin Claim
On May 18, 2016, the Company’s former director, Francisco Perez Gundin, filed a complaint against the Company, TerraForm Power, Inc., and certain individuals, with the United States Department of Labor. The complaint alleges that the defendants engaged in a retaliatory termination of Mr. Gundin’s employment after he allegedly voiced concerns to SunEdison’s board of directors about public representations made by SunEdison officers regarding SunEdison’s liquidity position, and after he allegedly voiced his opposition to transactions that he alleges were self-interested and which he alleges SunEdison forced on the Company. He alleges that the Company participated in SunEdison’s retaliatory termination by constructively terminating his position as a member of the board of directors of the Company in connection with SunEdison’s constructive termination of his employment. He seeks lost wages, bonuses, benefits, and other money that he alleges that he would have received if he had not been subjected to the allegedly retaliatory termination.
The matter will now be adjudicated in an administrative proceeding before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor (“OSHA”). On October 17, 2016, the Company filed its Position Statement, which seeks dismissal of the matter in full, in response to the Complaint. On March 6, 2017, Mr. Gundin filed a response to the Company’s Position Statement and an additional Statement of Facts in support of the claim. The Company has not yet been asked by OSHA to provide a response to Mr. Gundin’s submission.
On February 21, 2017, Mr. Gundin filed a complaint against the Company, TerraForm Power, Inc., and certain individuals, with the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint asserts claims under Section 922 of the Dodd Frank Act, as well as related common law claims, based on allegations that Mr. Gundin was terminated in retaliation for raising concerns to the SunEdison, Inc. board of directors about conduct that he believed constituted violations of federal securities laws. On March 22, 2017, the Multidistrict Litigation Panel issued a conditional transfer order, which Mr. Gundin did not oppose, and the matter was transferred to the multidistrict litigation on April 13, 2017.
The Company is in the preliminary stages of reviewing the allegations made in the complaints. As a result, the Company is unable to predict with certainty the ultimate resolution of this proceeding.
Carlos Domenech Zornoza Claim
On May 10, 2016, the Company’s former director and Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Domenech Zornoza, filed a complaint against the Company, TerraForm Power, Inc., and certain individuals, with the United States Department of Labor. The complaint alleges that the defendants engaged in a retaliatory termination of Mr. Domenech Zornoza’s employment on November 20, 2015 after he allegedly voiced concerns to SunEdison’s board of directors about public representations made by SunEdison officers regarding SunEdison’s liquidity position, and after he allegedly voiced his opposition to transactions that he alleges were self-interested and which he alleges SunEdison forced on the Company. He alleges that the Company participated in SunEdison’s retaliatory termination by terminating his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in connection with SunEdison’s termination of his employment. He seeks lost wages, bonuses, benefits, and other money that he alleges that he would have received if he had not been subjected to the allegedly retaliatory termination.
The matter will now be adjudicated in an administrative proceeding before OSHA. On October 17, 2016, the Company filed its Position Statement, which seeks dismissal of the matter in full, in response to the Complaint. On March 3, 2017, Mr. Domenech Zornoza filed a response to the Company’s Position Statement and an additional Statement of Facts in support of the claim. The Company has not yet been asked by OSHA to provide a response to Mr. Domenech Zornoza’s submission.
On February 21, 2017, Mr. Domenech Zornoza filed a complaint against the Company, TerraForm Power, Inc., and certain individuals, with the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint asserts claims under Section 922 of the Dodd Frank Act, as well as related common law claims, based on allegations that Mr. Domenech Zornoza was terminated in retaliation for raising concerns to the SunEdison, Inc. board of directors about conduct that he believed constituted violations of federal securities laws. On March 22, 2017, the Multidistrict Litigation Panel issued a conditional transfer order with respect to the complaint. On April 12, 2017, Mr. Domenech Zornoza filed a motion to vacate the


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