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 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.
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