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10-Q
TERRAFORM GLOBAL, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/08/2017
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The Company recognized $3.8 million of general and administrative expenses as of December 31, 2016 as a result of this settlement.
Securities Litigation
Multidistrict Litigation- In re TerraForm Global, Inc. Securities Litigation
On July 27, 2016, lead plaintiff Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan in the Horowitz et. al v. SunEdison, Inc. et al. action (E.D. Mo.) moved to transfer various actions pending in federal district courts to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (the "SDNY") for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings before the Multidistrict Litigation Panel. On October 4, 2016, the Multidistrict Litigation Panel issued an order transferring the following cases to the SDNY for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings:
Fraser v. Wuebbels et al.
Iron Workers Mid-South Pension Fund v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al.
Badri v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al.
Patel v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al.
Pyramid Holdings, Inc. v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al.
Beltran v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al.
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.

Four of these actions, Fraser v. Wuebbels et al., Iron Workers Mid-South Pension Fund v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., Badri v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., and Patel v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., were initially filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo on October 23, 2015, December 3, 2015, December 9, 2015 and January 4, 2016, respectively. These four separate purported class actions were filed against the Company, certain of its officers and directors, each of the underwriters of the Company’s IPO, and SunEdison. A separate class action, Agrawal v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo on October 30, 2015. This action was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice in February 2016. Additionally, two separate purported class action lawsuits, Beltran v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al. and Pyramid Holdings, Inc. v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., were filed on October 29, 2015 and November 5, 2015, respectively, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the same defendants. The class action plaintiffs assert claims under Sections 11, 12(a)(2), and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The class action complaints allege, among other things, that the defendants made false and materially misleading statements and failed to disclose material information in the Company's registration statement for the IPO regarding SunEdison and its recent operating results and business strategy. Among other relief, the class action complaints seek class certification, unspecified compensatory damages, rescission, attorneys’ fees, costs, and such other relief as the Court should deem just and proper. On April 26, 2016, in light of SunEdison’s voluntary petition for bankruptcy on April 21, 2016, the Company and the other defendants removed the remaining state actions to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. On May 27, 2016, the plaintiffs in the cases removed from state court filed motions to remand. On June 1, 2016, the defendants filed motions to transfer the cases to the SDNY, the jurisdiction in which SunEdison’s bankruptcy is pending. The previous briefing schedule has been vacated as a result of the October 4, 2016 transfer order issued by the Multidistrict Litigation Panel. On November 3, 2016, Plaintiff in Patel v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al. voluntarily dismissed the case. On December 20, 2016, Plaintiff in Beltran v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al. voluntarily dismissed the case. On December 22, 2016, the Court consolidated Pyramid Holdings, Inc. v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., Badri v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., Iron Workers Mid-South Pension Fund v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et al., and Fraser v. Wuebbels et al. as In re TerraForm Global, Inc. Securities Litigation and ordered the plaintiffs to file a consolidated complaint. On January 16, 2017, the plaintiffs filed the Consolidated Class Action Complaint. On April 21, 2017, the plaintiffs filed a Consolidated Second Amended Class Action Complaint. The Company is unable to provide any assurances as to the ultimate outcome of these lawsuits or that an adverse resolution of these lawsuits would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position and results of operations.
Multidistrict Litigation - Private Placement Securities Litigation
On March 29, 2016, plaintiff filed Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System v. SunEdison, Inc. et al., in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo against the Company, SunEdison, certain officers and directors of the Company and SunEdison, and the underwriters of the Company’s IPO. The plaintiff asserts claims under Sections 11, 12(a)(2), and 15 of the Securities Act. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the defendants made false and materially misleading statements and failed to disclose material information in the Company's registration statement for the

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