reimburse to the Company pursuant to the insurance allocation arrangements described in Insurance Allocation Agreements within Note 20. Related Parties.
Settlement Agreement with Latin America Power Holding
On April 20, 2016, TerraForm Power and Terra LLC (together, the “TerraForm Power Parties”) entered into a Settlement and Mutual Release Agreement (the “LAP Settlement Agreement”) with BTG Pactual Brazil Infrastructure Fund II, L.P., P2 Brasil Private Infrastructure Fund II, L.P., P2 Fund II LAP Co-Invest, L.P., P2 II LAP Co-Invest UK, L.P., GMR Holding B.V. (collectively, the “LAP Shareholders”), and Roberto Sahade, LAP’s chief executive officer (together with the LAP Shareholders and the TerraForm Power Parties, the “Parties”). The LAP Settlement Agreement resolved the disputes between the Parties in connection with the previously announced termination of that certain Amended and Restated Share Purchase Agreement, dated May 19, 2015 (the “Share Purchase Agreement”), among SunEdison Holdings Corporation and the LAP Shareholders, and the guarantee issued by TerraForm Power in connection therewith, relating to the acquisition of Latin America Power Holding, B.V. (“LAP”), that were the subject of an arbitration proceeding (the “Arbitration”). Pursuant to the LAP Settlement Agreement, TerraForm Power made a one-time payment to LAP in the amount of $10.0 million in April of 2016 in exchange for and contingent on the termination of the Arbitration against TerraForm Power. This amount was accrued for in 2015 and is reported in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2015. None of the Parties admitted to any wrongdoing or liability with respect to the claims asserted in the Arbitration, and the Parties granted each other full releases of any further obligations under the Share Purchase Agreement and related agreements (including the TerraForm Power guarantee).
Claim relating to First Wind Acquisition
On May 27, 2016, D.E. Shaw Composite Holdings, L.L.C. and Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.P., as the representatives of the sellers (the “First Wind Sellers”) filed an amended complaint for declaratory judgment against TerraForm Power and Terra LLC in the Supreme Court of the State of New York alleging breach of contract with respect to the Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated as of November 17, 2014 (the “FW Purchase Agreement”) between, among others, SunEdison, TerraForm Power and Terra LLC and the First Wind Sellers. The amended complaint alleges that Terra LLC and SunEdison became jointly obligated to make $231.0 million in earn-out payments in respect of certain development assets SunEdison acquired from the First Wind Sellers under the FW Purchase Agreement, when those payments were purportedly accelerated by SunEdison's bankruptcy and by the resignations of two SunEdison employees. The amended complaint further alleges that TerraForm Power, as guarantor of certain Terra LLC obligations under the FW Purchase Agreement, is liable for this sum. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint on July 5, 2016, on the ground that, among other things, SunEdison is a necessary party to this action. The plaintiffs filed an opposition to the motion to dismiss on August 22, 2016. The defendants filed their reply on September 12, 2016. A hearing on the motion to dismiss took place on January 24, 2017. On February 6, 2018, the court denied the Company’s motion to dismiss, and the Company expects discovery to proceed in the case. The Company cannot predict the impact on this litigation of any information that may become available in discovery.
The Company has agreed to issue additional shares of Class A common stock to Orion Holdings for no additional consideration in respect of the Company’s net losses, such as out-of-pocket losses, damages, costs, fees and expenses, upon the final resolution of the litigation brought by the First Wind Sellers described above. The number of additional shares of Class A common stock to be issued to Orion Holdings is subject to a pre-determined formula as set forth in the Merger Agreement as described in greater detail in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed on Schedule 14A with the SEC on September 6, 2017. As of the date hereof, the Company is unable to predict the quantum of any net losses arising from the litigation brought by the First Wind Sellers described above or the number of additional shares, if any, that may be required to be issued to Orion Holdings pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement in connection with any such final resolution.
The issuance of additional shares to Orion Holdings would dilute the holdings of the Company's common stockholders and may negatively affect the value of the Company's common stock.
The Company believes the First Wind Sellers’ allegation is without merit and will contest the claim and allegations vigorously. However, the Company cannot predict with certainty the ultimate resolution of any proceedings brought in connection with such a claim.