Commitments and Contingencies
|6 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||Commitments and Contingencies
At September 30, 2021, the Company had in place letter of credit guarantees and performance bonds securing certain performance obligations of the Company. These arrangements totaled $8,554. Of this amount, $1,582 is secured by cash deposits at the Company’s financial institutions and an additional $3,037 represents a reduction of the available amount of the Company's short-term and long-term revolving lines of credit. In addition to the arrangements totaling $8,554, our Indian subsidiary also has $4,880 in non-collateralized customs bonds outstanding to secure the Company's customs and duties obligations in India.
We are involved in various legal and administrative proceedings that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of doing business. Some of these proceedings may result in fines, penalties or judgments being assessed against us, which may adversely affect our financial results. In addition, from time to time, we are involved in various disputes, which may or may not be settled prior to legal proceedings being instituted and which may result in losses in excess of accrued liabilities, if any, relating to such unresolved disputes. Expenses related to litigation and other such proceedings or disputes reduce operating income as period expenses when incurred. As of September 30, 2021, management believes that adequate reserves have been established for any probable and reasonably estimable losses. We do not believe that the outcome of any of these proceedings or disputes would have a significant adverse effect on our financial position, long-term results of operations or cash flows. It is possible, however, that charges related to these matters could be significant to our results of operations or cash flows in any one accounting period.
In addition to the legal proceedings described above, in January 2020, the Company received service of process in a class action application in the Superior Court of Quebec, Montreal, Canada related to certain heating elements previously manufactured by THS and incorporated into certain portable construction heaters sold by certain manufacturers. The Company believes this claim is without merit and intends to vigorously defend itself against the claim. While the Company continues to dispute the allegations, in March 2021, it reached an agreement in principle with the plaintiff and other defendants to resolve this matter without admitting to any liability; such agreement remains subject to the agreement of the parties on the terms of a definitive settlement agreement. Settlement of this matter on the agreed terms will require the Company to contribute an amountthat would not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. The settlement is subject to, among other things, approval by the Superior Court.As of September 30, 2021, the Company has accrued $3,609 as estimated additional cost related to the operational execution of a project in our US-LAM segment that was completed in a prior year.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef