On or around 07/05/2017 (Date of order of final judgment)
Filing Date: November 28, 2016
According to the Complaint, it is allegedthe members of the Company’s Board failed to fulfill their fiduciary duties and acted in bad faith by succumbing to the efforts of a self-interested shareholder and self-dealing officers to steer the sale of the Company to a private equity buyer and away from strategic buyers, resulting in a flawed and inadequate process.
The parties entered into a Stipulation of Settlement on March 7, 2017. Preliminary approval was granted March 15. Final approval was granted on July 5.
Company & Securities Information
Defendant: Gas Natural Inc.
Industry: Natural Gas Utilities
Headquarters: United States
Ticker Symbol: EGAS
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)
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First Identified Complaint
Alison D Masters, et al. v. Gas Natural Inc., et al.
COURT: N.D. Ohio
DOCKET #: 16-CV-02880
JUDGE: Hon. Patricia A. Gaughan
DATE FILED: 11/28/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 10/08/2016
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/28/2016
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
Tucker Ellis LLP 950 Main Avenue Suite 1100, Tucker Ellis LLP, OH 44113 216.592.5000 216.592.5009 ·
First Identified Complaint (FIC) Filings:
Verified Derivative and Class Action Complaint
Order Appointing Alison D. Masters as Lead Plaintiff and Approving Tucker Ellis LLP as Putative Class Counsel