Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Unconditional Purchase Obligations
The Company has entered into certain long-term unconditional purchase obligations with suppliers. These agreements are non-cancellable and specify terms, including fixed or minimum quantities to be purchased, fixed or variable price provisions, and the approximate timing of payment. As of December 31, 2023, unconditional purchase obligations were as follows (in millions):
Fiscal year ending December 31:
2024 $ 42.7 
2025 10.9 
2026 2.3 
2027 0.6 
2028 and thereafter — 
Total $ 56.5 
The Company is subject to various legal proceedings, claims, litigation, investigations and contingencies arising out of the ordinary course of business. If we believe the likelihood of an adverse legal outcome is probable and the amount is reasonably estimable, we accrue a liability in accordance with accounting guidance for contingencies. On a quarterly basis, we have established procedures to assess and determine whether a probable loss exists and an estimate of a range of potential loss can be determined, including: Disclosure Committee meetings with senior management to review and monitor material legal contingency matters and litigation developments; legal, accounting and operational meetings to review and monitor material legal contingency matters and litigation developments; meetings with our general counsel, other members of the Company’s legal department, outside counsel, other third party advisors and senior management (before the filing of our periodic report) to review and monitor material legal contingency matters and litigation developments, and discussions with the Audit Committee, as appropriate.
In April 2023, one of our Russian customers made a claim against the Company, including liquidated damages for certain delays under the terms of an active project, in the amount of $19.3 million, and sent an updated claim statement in October 2023 totaling $21 million ($18 million of which accrue daily penalties), subject to a $14 million contractual cap (all amounts converted from Euros to U.S. Dollars). In June 2023, the same customer made a demand against the Company for the return of all payments received by the Company ($10.2 million) related to a Finland nuclear power plant project cancelled in May 2022. No legal actions have been taken to date by the customer on these matters, and management disputes these claims, believes that the Company has substantial defenses and expects to vigorously defend against these claims. However, uncertainty exists as to the resolutions of these matters, including any impact from a potential settlement of the claim related to the Finland project and any potential modifications of the active project.
During the fourth quarter of 2023, a lawsuit was filed against the Company by a vendor alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract involving use of certain software licenses. While the Company has defenses and expects to vigorously defend against this claim, uncertainty exists as to the eventual resolution of this matter, including any potential verdict reached in a trial case. Based on discussions held with senior management, our general counsel, and outside counsel, we have determined that we cannot make an estimate at this time.