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Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
10.

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:

Investments in Affiliates and Other Entities

As described in Note 8, Quanta holds investments in certain joint ventures with third parties for the purpose of providing infrastructure services under certain customer contracts. Losses incurred by these joint ventures are generally shared equally by the joint venture members. However, each member of the joint venture typically is jointly and severally liable for all of the obligations of the joint venture under the contract with the customer and therefore can be liable for full performance of the contract with the customer. In circumstances where Quanta’s participation in a joint venture qualifies as a general partnership, the joint venture partners are jointly and severally liable for all of the obligations of the joint venture including obligations owed to the customer or any other person or entity. Quanta is not aware of circumstances that would lead to future claims against it for material amounts in connection with these joint and several liabilities.

In the joint venture arrangements entered into by Quanta, typically each joint venturer indemnifies the other party for any liabilities incurred in excess of the liabilities such other party is obligated to bear under the respective joint venture agreement. It is possible, however, that Quanta could be required to pay or perform obligations in excess of its share if the other joint venturer failed or refused to pay or perform its share of the obligations. Quanta is not aware of circumstances that would lead to future claims against it for material amounts that would not be indemnified.

As of June 30, 2014, Quanta had outstanding capital commitments associated with investments in unconsolidated affiliates related to planned midstream infrastructure projects of approximately $10.1 million. Quanta is unable to determine the timing of these capital commitments, but anticipates them to be paid before the end of 2015.

 

Leases

Quanta leases certain land, buildings and equipment under non-cancelable lease agreements, including related party leases. The terms of these agreements vary from lease to lease, including some with renewal options and escalation clauses. The following schedule shows the future minimum lease payments under these leases as of June 30, 2014 (in thousands):

 

     Operating
Leases
 

Year Ending December 31 —

  

Remainder of 2014

   $ 37,065   

2015

     47,305   

2016

     34,993   

2017

     26,277   

2018

     18,519   

Thereafter

     26,676   
  

 

 

 

Total minimum lease payments

   $ 190,835   
  

 

 

 

Rent expense related to operating leases was approximately $42.8 million and $27.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and approximately $77.6 million and $51.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.

Quanta has guaranteed the residual value on certain of its equipment operating leases. Quanta has agreed to pay any difference between this residual value and the fair market value of the underlying asset at the date of termination of the leases. At June 30, 2014, the maximum guaranteed residual value was approximately $366.7 million. Quanta believes that no significant payments will be made as a result of the difference between the fair market value of the leased equipment and the guaranteed residual value. However, there can be no assurance that significant payments will not be required in the future.

Committed Capital Expenditures

Quanta has committed capital for the expansion of its fiber optic network, although Quanta typically does not commit capital to new network expansions until it has a committed licensing arrangement in place with at least one customer. The amounts of committed capital expenditures are estimates of costs required to build the networks under contract. The actual capital expenditures related to building the networks could vary materially from these estimates. As of June 30, 2014, Quanta estimates these committed capital expenditures to be approximately $26.2 million for the period July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and $5.1 million for 2015. Quanta also committed capital for the expansion of its vehicle fleet in order to accommodate manufacturer lead times on certain types of vehicles. As of June 30, 2014, production orders for approximately $7.8 million had been issued with delivery dates expected to occur throughout 2014. Although Quanta has committed to purchase these vehicles at the time of their delivery, Quanta intends that these orders will be assigned to third party leasing companies and made available to Quanta under certain of its master equipment lease agreements, thereby releasing Quanta from its capital commitments.

Legal Proceedings

Quanta is from time to time party to various lawsuits, claims and other legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. These actions typically seek, among other things, compensation for alleged personal injury, breach of contract and/or property damages, employment-related damages, punitive damages, civil penalties or other losses, or injunctive or declaratory relief. With respect to all such lawsuits, claims and proceedings, Quanta records a reserve when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. In addition, Quanta discloses matters for which management believes a material loss is at least reasonably possible. Except as otherwise stated below, none of these proceedings, separately or in the aggregate, are expected to have a material adverse effect on Quanta’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. In all instances, management has assessed the matter based on current information and made a judgment concerning its potential outcome, giving due consideration to the nature of the claim, the amount and nature of damages sought and the probability of success. Management’s judgment may prove materially inaccurate, and such judgment is made subject to the known uncertainties of litigation.

Sunrise Powerlink Arbitration. On April 21, 2010, PAR entered into a contract with SDG&E to construct a 117-mile electrical transmission line in Imperial and San Diego Counties, California, known as the Sunrise Powerlink project. Construction commenced on November 17, 2010, with commercial operations beginning on or around June 17, 2012. PAR alleges that during the construction phase, SDG&E directed multiple changes to the construction schedule that required PAR to significantly increase its resources to the project in order to meet SDG&E’s required completion date. Further, PAR contends the project experienced numerous impacts beyond PAR’s control, such as access delays and restrictions and problems with customer supplied materials to the project. Following completion of the project, PAR and SDG&E had multiple meetings to review project scope, costs and performance criteria. SDG&E also conducted an audit of PAR’s records, which resulted in confirmation of PAR’s direct costs incurred in completing the project. Ultimately, however, the parties were unable to reach a resolution of the final amount owed to PAR.

In October 2013, PAR initiated arbitration proceedings against SDG&E pursuant to a contractually agreed upon dispute resolution process, alleging breach of contract and seeking compensation in excess of $165 million plus interest and other relief to which PAR may be entitled under the contract and applicable law. In response, SDG&E disputed that PAR is entitled to payment of any such additional amounts and subsequently asserted a counterclaim seeking approximately $32 million for PAR’s alleged untimely performance and breach of contract. PAR intends to vigorously contest SDG&E’s claims. The parties are presently engaged in discovery, with depositions scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2014. The arbitration hearing is scheduled to begin in July 2015. Although Quanta believes that PAR is entitled to the compensation asserted in its claim, due to the nature of these proceedings and the uncertainty of litigation, an adverse result in this matter could have a material adverse effect on Quanta’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.

National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Arbitration. On October 1, 2010, Mears Group, Inc. (Mears), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quanta, filed a request for arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce in London against the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC). The request for arbitration arose out of a contract between Mears and NGC for directional drilling services in connection with a shore approach of a natural gas pipeline. During pullback of the pipeline, a component on the drill rig operated by Mears failed, and the pipeline was lodged downhole. Subsequent efforts to salvage the pipeline by NGC, Mears and other parties failed to dislodge the pipeline. NGC subsequently hired a separate contractor to complete reworks.

Mears alleged breach of contract, among other things, and sought recovery for works performed, standby costs, demobilization costs, and other expenses, totaling approximately $16.5 million, including taxes, and additionally sought recovery of pre-judgment interest and attorneys’ fees and expenses. Mears contended in the arbitration that NGC breached the contract between the parties by providing a pipeline with insufficient buoyancy, weighing significantly more than the weight specified in the contract. In addition, Mears argued that NGC failed to provide a contractually required builders all-risk insurance policy naming Mears as an additional insured, which would have covered losses associated with a pullback failure. Moreover, Mears asserted that NGC agreed to indemnify Mears for losses to NGC’s equipment for events occurring during the project, and that any recovery by NGC was therefore barred.

NGC counterclaimed in the arbitration, asserting that Mears breached the contract and performed negligently by failing to provide a drilling component capable of withstanding loads during pullback and providing a hole of insufficient cleanliness such that debris and other materials contributed to excess forces experienced during Mears’ pullback of the pipeline. NGC sought recovery for the costs of the salvage operations, the cost of the reworks, as well as other costs, totaling approximately $79.5 million, and additionally sought recovery of pre-judgment interest and attorneys’ fees and expenses.

The arbitration hearings were completed during the third quarter of 2012. On March 20, 2014, the arbitration panel issued a decision in favor of NGC, which awarded $17.3 million in damages plus NGC attorneys’ fees and interest of approximately $11.0 million. As a result, Mears was unsuccessful in recovering any amounts sought in its claim against NGC and wrote off approximately $10.5 million of accounts receivable associated with the NGC contract, resulting in an aggregate $38.8 million charge to selling, general and administrative expenses in the three months ended March 31, 2014 and in the six months ended June 30, 2014. Quanta paid the $28.3 million in damages plus NGC attorneys’ fees and interest in April 2014.

SEC Notice. On March 10, 2014, the SEC notified Quanta of an inquiry into certain aspects of Quanta’s activities in certain foreign jurisdictions, including South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The SEC also requested that Quanta take necessary steps to preserve and retain categories of relevant documents, including those pertaining to Quanta’s U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program. The SEC has not alleged any violations of law by Quanta or its employees. Quanta has complied with the preservation request and is cooperating with the SEC.

Concentrations of Credit Risk

Quanta is subject to concentrations of credit risk related primarily to its cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable, including amounts related to unbilled accounts receivable and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts. Substantially all of Quanta’s cash investments are managed by what it believes to be high credit quality financial institutions. In accordance with Quanta’s investment policies, these institutions are authorized to invest this cash in a diversified portfolio of what Quanta believes to be high quality investments, which consist primarily of interest-bearing demand deposits, money market mutual funds and investment grade commercial paper with original maturities of three months or less. Although Quanta does not currently believe the principal amount of these investments is subject to any material risk of loss, changes in economic conditions could impact the interest income Quanta receives from these investments. In addition, Quanta grants credit under normal payment terms, generally without collateral, to its customers, which include electric power, oil and gas companies, governmental entities, general contractors, and builders, owners and managers of commercial and industrial properties located primarily in the United States and Canada. Consequently, Quanta is subject to potential credit risk related to changes in business and economic factors throughout the United States and Canada, which may be heightened as a result of uncertain economic and financial market conditions that have existed in recent years. However, Quanta generally has certain statutory lien rights with respect to services provided. Historically, some of Quanta’s customers have experienced significant financial difficulties, and others may experience financial difficulties in the future. These difficulties expose Quanta to increased risk related to collectability of billed and unbilled receivables and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts for services Quanta has performed.

As of June 30, 2014, two customers each accounted for approximately 10% of Quanta’s consolidated net position, which includes accounts receivable including long-term balances and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts less billings in excess of costs and unearned revenue. As of December 31, 2013, the same two customers accounted for approximately 15% and 11% of Quanta’s consolidated net position. The services provided to these customers relate primarily to Quanta’s Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment. Substantially all of the balance for the customer with 10% of consolidated net position as of June 30, 2014 and 11% at December 31, 2013 relates to the Sunrise Powerlink project with a long-term receivable balance related to a significant change order that is subject to a contractually agreed upon arbitration process. For additional information, see Legal Proceedings — Sunrise Powerlink Arbitration within this Note 10. Additionally, the customer with the 10% and 15% of consolidated net position at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 also accounted for 10% and 12% of consolidated revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. No other customers represented 10% or more of revenues for the three or six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, and no other customers represented 10% or more of consolidated net position as of June 30, 2014 or December 31, 2013.

Self-Insurance

Quanta is insured for employer’s liability, general liability, auto liability and workers’ compensation claims. On May 1, 2014, Quanta renewed its employer’s liability and workers’ compensation policies for the 2014 —2015 policy year and extended its general liability and auto liability policies to April 30, 2015. As a result of the renewal and extension, the deductibles for general liability and auto liability remained at $10.0 million per occurrence, the deductible for workers’ compensation remained at $5.0 million per occurrence, and the deductible for employer’s liability remained at $1.0 million per occurrence. Quanta also has employee health care benefit plans for most employees not subject to collective bargaining agreements, of which the primary plan is subject to a deductible of $375,000 per claimant per year.

Losses under all of these insurance programs are accrued based upon Quanta’s estimate of the ultimate liability for claims reported and an estimate of claims incurred but not reported, with assistance from third-party actuaries. These insurance liabilities are difficult to assess and estimate due to unknown factors, including the severity of an injury, the extent of damage, the determination of Quanta’s liability in proportion to other parties and the number of incidents not reported. The accruals are based upon known facts and historical trends, and management believes such accruals are adequate. As of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the gross amount accrued for insurance claims totaled $170.5 million and $161.8 million, with $126.7 million and $122.6 million considered to be long-term and included in other non-current liabilities. Related insurance recoveries/receivables as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 were $7.9 million and $9.1 million, of which $0.8 million and $0.7 million were included in prepaid expenses and other current assets and $7.1 million and $8.4 million were included in other assets, net.

Quanta renews its insurance policies on an annual basis, and therefore deductibles and levels of insurance coverage may change in future periods. In addition, insurers may cancel Quanta’s coverage or determine to exclude certain items from coverage, or Quanta may elect not to obtain certain types or incremental levels of insurance if it believes that the cost to obtain such coverage exceeds the additional benefits obtained. In any such event, Quanta’s overall risk exposure would increase, which could negatively affect its results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.

 

Letters of Credit

Certain of Quanta’s vendors require letters of credit to ensure reimbursement for amounts they are disbursing on its behalf, such as to beneficiaries under its self-funded insurance programs. In addition, from time to time, certain customers require Quanta to post letters of credit to ensure payment to its subcontractors and vendors and to guarantee performance under its contracts. Such letters of credit are generally issued by a bank or similar financial institution, typically pursuant to Quanta’s credit facility. Each letter of credit commits the issuer to pay specified amounts to the holder of the letter of credit if the holder demonstrates that Quanta has failed to perform specified actions. If this were to occur, Quanta would be required to reimburse the issuer of the letter of credit. Depending on the circumstances of such a reimbursement, Quanta may also be required to record a charge to earnings for the reimbursement. Quanta does not believe that it is likely that any material claims will be made under a letter of credit in the foreseeable future.

As of June 30, 2014, Quanta had $243.8 million in outstanding letters of credit and bank guarantees under its credit facility primarily to secure obligations under its casualty insurance program. These are irrevocable stand-by letters of credit with maturities generally expiring at various times throughout 2014 and 2015. Upon maturity, it is expected that the majority of these letters of credit will be renewed for subsequent one-year periods.

Performance Bonds and Parent Guarantees

In certain circumstances, Quanta is required to provide performance bonds in connection with its contractual commitments. Quanta has indemnified its sureties for any expenses paid out under these performance bonds. These performance bonds expire at various times ranging from mechanical completion of the related projects to a period extending beyond contract completion in certain circumstances, and as such, a determination of maximum potential amounts outstanding requires the use of certain estimates and assumptions. Such amounts can also fluctuate from period to period based upon the mix and level of Quanta’s bonded operating activity. As of June 30, 2014, the total amount of the outstanding performance bonds was estimated to be approximately $3.1 billion. Quanta’s estimated maximum exposure as it relates to the value of the bonds outstanding is lowered on each bonded project as the cost to complete is reduced, and each of its commitments under the performance bonds generally extinguishes concurrently with the expiration of its related contractual obligation. The estimated cost to complete these bonded projects was estimated to be approximately $750 million as of June 30, 2014.

Quanta, from time to time, guarantees the obligations of its wholly owned subsidiaries, including obligations under certain contracts with customers, certain lease obligations and, in some states, obligations in connection with obtaining contractors’ licenses. Quanta is not aware of any material obligations for performance or payment asserted against it under any of these guarantees.

Employment Agreements

Quanta has various employment agreements with certain executives and other employees, which provide for compensation and certain other benefits and for severance payments under certain circumstances. Certain employment agreements also contain clauses that become effective upon a change of control of Quanta. Quanta may be obligated to pay certain amounts to such employees upon the occurrence of any of the defined events in the various employment agreements.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Some of Quanta’s operating units are parties to various collective bargaining agreements with unions that represent certain of their employees. The collective bargaining agreements expire at various times and have typically been renegotiated and renewed on terms similar to those in the expiring agreements. From time to time, Quanta is a party to grievance actions based on claims arising out of the collective bargaining agreements. The agreements require the operating units to pay specified wages, provide certain benefits to their union employees and contribute certain amounts to multi-employer pension plans and employee benefit trusts. Quanta’s multi-employer pension plan contribution rates generally are specified in the collective bargaining agreements (usually on an annual basis), and contributions are made to the plans on a “pay-as-you-go” basis based on its union employee payrolls. The location and number of union employees that Quanta employs at any given time and the plans in which they may participate vary depending on the projects Quanta has ongoing at any time and the need for union resources in connection with those projects. Therefore, Quanta is unable to accurately predict its union employee payroll and the amount of the resulting multi-employer pension plan contribution obligation for future periods.

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) also added special funding and operational rules generally applicable to plan years beginning after 2007 for multi-employer plans that are classified as “endangered,” “seriously endangered” or “critical” status based on multiple factors (including, for example, the plan’s funded percentage, cash flow position and whether it is projected to experience a minimum funding deficiency). Plans in these classifications must adopt measures to improve their funded status through a funding improvement or rehabilitation plan, as applicable, which may require additional contributions from employers (which may take the form of a surcharge on benefit contributions) and/or modifications to retiree benefits. Certain plans to which Quanta contributes or may contribute in the future are in “endangered,” “seriously endangered” or “critical” status. The amount of additional funds, if any, that Quanta may be obligated to contribute to these plans in the future cannot be estimated due to uncertainty of the future levels of work that require the specific use of union employees covered by these plans, as well as the future contribution levels and possible surcharges on contributions applicable to these plans.

Quanta may be subject to additional liabilities imposed by law as a result of its participation in multi-employer defined benefit pension plans. For example, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended by the Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980, imposes certain liabilities upon an employer who is a contributor to a multi-employer pension plan if the employer withdraws from the plan or the plan is terminated or experiences a mass withdrawal. These liabilities include an allocable share of the unfunded vested benefits in the plan for all plan participants, not merely the benefits payable to a contributing employer’s own retirees. As a result, participating employers may bear a higher proportion of liability for unfunded vested benefits if other participating employers cease to contribute or withdraw, with the reallocation of liability being more acute in cases when a withdrawn employer is insolvent or otherwise fails to pay its withdrawal liability. Other than as described below, Quanta is not aware of any material amounts of withdrawal liability that have been incurred as a result of a withdrawal by any of Quanta’s operating units from any multi-employer defined benefit pension plans.

In the fourth quarter of 2011, Quanta recorded a partial withdrawal liability of approximately $32.6 million related to the withdrawal by certain Quanta subsidiaries from the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan (the Central States Plan). The partial withdrawal liability recognized by Quanta was based on estimates received from the Central States Plan during 2011 for a complete withdrawal by all Quanta companies participating in the Central States Plan. The withdrawal followed an amendment to a collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that eliminated obligations to contribute to the Central States Plan, which is in critical status and is significantly underfunded as to its vested benefit obligations. The amendment was negotiated by the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) on behalf of its members, which include the Quanta subsidiaries that withdrew from the Central States Plan. Quanta believed that withdrawing from the Central States Plan in the fourth quarter of 2011 was advantageous because it limited Quanta’s exposure to increased liabilities from a future withdrawal if the underfunded status of the Central States Plan deteriorates further. Quanta and other PLCA members now contribute to a different multi-employer pension plan on behalf of Teamsters employees.

The Central States Plan asserted that the withdrawal of the PLCA members was not effective in 2011, although Quanta believed at that time that a legally effective withdrawal had occurred during the fourth quarter of 2011. Although the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled that the withdrawal of the PLCA members was not effective in 2011, the PLCA appealed the decision, and the outcome of that appeal remains uncertain. Certain other Quanta subsidiaries continued participation in the Central States Plan, and Quanta believes that it subsequently effected a complete withdrawal as of December 30, 2012.

In December 2013, the Central States Plan filed separate lawsuits against two of Quanta’s subsidiaries. In the first lawsuit, the Central States Plan alleged that a Quanta subsidiary elected to participate in the Central States Plan pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement under which it participates. The subsidiary argued that no such election was made and that any payments made by the subsidiary to the Central States Plan were made in error. The parties recently reached an agreement in principle to settle this lawsuit, pursuant to which, among other things, the Central States Plan agreed to return the payments made by the subsidiary. In the second lawsuit, the Central States Plan alleges that contributions made by another Quanta subsidiary to a new industry fund that was created after Quanta withdrew from the Central States Plan should have been made to the Central States Plan. This arguably would extend the date of withdrawal for this subsidiary to 2014. Quanta has disputed these allegations on the basis that it has properly paid contributions to the new industry fund based on the terms of the collective bargaining agreement under which it participates.

In March 2014, one of the Quanta subsidiaries was notified of a Joint Committee decision relating to a separate grievance matter concluding that the Quanta subsidiary should have hired Teamsters under a specific collective bargaining agreement to perform certain jobs. This matter was subsequently resolved with the Teamsters, effectively resulting in awarding of wages and benefits (including pension contributions) to the two Teamsters employees under an alternate collective bargaining agreement that are not related to the Central States Plan. In addition, in March 2014 the Central States Plan provided revised estimates indicating that the withdrawal liability based on certain withdrawal scenarios from 2011 through 2014 could range between $40.1 million and $55.4 million. In July 2014, the Central States Plan provided Quanta with a Notice and Demand of partial withdrawal liability for certain Quanta entities in the amount of $39.6 million. Quanta continues to dispute the total withdrawal liability owed to the Central States Plan. However, monthly payments associated with this Notice and Demand will begin in the third quarter of 2014 while the parties continue the related process to determine the final withdrawal liability. The amount owed upon resolution of this matter will be reduced by the payments made.

The ultimate liability associated with the complete withdrawal of Quanta’s subsidiaries from the Central States Plan will depend on various factors, including interpretations of the terms of the collective bargaining agreements under which the subsidiaries participated and whether exemptions from withdrawal liability applicable to construction industry employers will be available. Based on the previous estimates of liability associated with a complete withdrawal from the Central States Plan, and allowing for the exclusion of amounts believed by management to have been improperly included in such estimate, Quanta will seek to challenge and further negotiate the amount owed in connection with this matter. However, Quanta recorded an adjustment to cost of services during the three months ended March 31, 2014 to increase the recognized withdrawal liability to an amount within the range communicated to Quanta by the Central States Plan. Quanta believes that the range of reasonable possible loss associated with the Central States Plan is up to $55.4 million. Given the unknown nature of some of the factors mentioned above, the final withdrawal liability cannot yet be determined with certainty. Accordingly, it is reasonably possible that the amount owed upon final resolution of these matters could be materially higher than the liability Quanta has recognized through June 30, 2014.

On October 9, 2013, Quanta acquired a company that experienced a complete withdrawal from the Central States Plan prior to the date of acquisition. The Central States Plan issued a Notice and Demand dated March 13, 2013 to the acquired company for a withdrawal liability in the total amount of $6.9 million payable in installments. Based on legal arguments, the acquired company took the position that the amount of withdrawal liability payable to the Central States Plan as a result of its complete withdrawal was $4.8 million, of which approximately $3.6 million remained outstanding as of June 30, 2014. The acquired company and Quanta have taken steps to challenge the amount of the assessment by the Central States Plan; however, payments in accordance with the terms of the Central States Plan’s demand letter are required to be made while the dispute is ongoing. Approximately $2.1 million of the purchase price was deposited into an escrow account on October 9, 2013 to fund any withdrawal obligation in excess of the $4.8 million initially demanded. Accordingly, the acquired company’s withdrawal from the Central States Plan is not expected to have a material impact on Quanta’s results of operations, financial condition or cash flows.

Indemnities

Quanta generally indemnifies its customers for the services it provides under its contracts, as well as other specified liabilities, which may subject Quanta to indemnity claims and liabilities and related litigation. Quanta has also indemnified various parties against specified liabilities that those parties might incur in the future in connection with Quanta’s previous acquisition or disposition of certain companies. The indemnities under acquisition or disposition agreements are usually contingent upon the other party incurring liabilities that reach specified thresholds. As of June 30, 2014, except as otherwise set forth above in Legal Proceedings, Quanta does not believe any material liabilities for asserted claims exist against it in connection with any of these indemnity obligations.