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 Company's Position Statement in response to the Complaint was filed in October of 2016.
On February 21, 2017, Mr. Domenech filed Domenech Zornoza v. TerraForm Global, Inc. et. al against TerraForm Power, TerraForm Global, Inc. and certain individuals as defendants in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint asserts claims for retaliation, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and promissory estoppel based on the same allegations in Mr. Domenech's Department of Labor complaint. On March 15, 2017, the Company filed notice with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to transfer this action to the Southern District of New York where the Chamblee Class Action and other cases not involving the Company relating to the SunEdison Bankruptcy are being tried. The plaintiff opposed the transfer. However, the transfer was approved by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
The Company previously engaged in settlement discussions with respect to this proceeding and reserved for the estimated loss related to this complaint as of December 31, 2016, which is not considered material to the Company's consolidated results of operations. However, the Company is unable to predict with certainty the ultimate resolution of these proceedings.
Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative Litigation
On November 21, 2016, the Penobscot County Maine Superior Court entered judgment in the amount of $13.6 million against First Wind Holdings, LLC (“First Wind”), an indirect subsidiary of SunEdison, Inc., and several subsidiaries of the Company. The plaintiff filed judgment liens against the defendants which will stay outstanding through the appeals process. The action involved a claimed breach of contract arising out of a contract between First Wind and Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“EMEC”), under which First Wind, on behalf of itself and its then wholly-owned subsidiaries, agreed to negotiate a definitive agreement to transfer to EMEC a portion of a transmission line. The transmission line is owned, in part, by one of the Company's subsidiaries, and is the sole means of transmitting power from the Rollins, Stetson I and Stetson II wind farms. The subsidiaries that own these wind farms and the transmission line were acquired by the Company as part of the Company's acquisition of certain of the operating assets of First Wind Holdings. The Company believes all the defendants acted in good faith and the Company’s subsidiaries that are defendants in the action intend to continue to vigorously contest the allegations and appeal the verdict. The judgment was for money damages and, if upheld on appeal, would not be expected to result in a loss of the use of the transmission line by the Company's subsidiaries. The amount of the judgment was accrued for as of December 31, 2015 and 2016 and is reported in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Threatened Avoidance Actions
On November 7, 2016, the unsecured creditors’ committee in the SunEdison Bankruptcy filed a motion with the Bankruptcy Court seeking standing to assert against the Company, on behalf of SunEdison, avoidance claims arising from payments and other intercompany transactions between the Company and SunEdison dating back to the Company’s initial public offering and including drop-down transactions involving the sale of renewable energy facilities by SunEdison to the Company. The Company’s objection to the standing motion was filed on November 29, 2016. As described in Note 1. Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation and Note 20. Related Parties, the Company and SunEdison have entered into the Settlement Agreement pursuant to which the Company and SunEdison will release these claims and substantially all other intercompany claims between the Company and SunEdison. The Settlement Agreement has been approved by the Bankruptcy Court but the effectiveness of the release of claims between the Company and SunEdison remains subject to the consummation of the Merger with affiliates of Brookfield or other transaction jointly supported by the Company and SunEdison or a Stand-Alone Conversion and certain other conditions.
A failure of the Settlement Agreement to become effective may result in litigation of the underlying claims. In that case, the Company would vigorously contest any relevant claims brought by SunEdison or any other party. However, the Company cannot predict with certainty the ultimate resolution of any proceedings brought in connection with such a claim.