On or around 04/13/2017 (Ongoing date of last review)
Filing Date: April 10, 2017
According to the Complaint, this action stems from a proposed transaction announced on March 7, 2017 (the “Proposed Transaction”), pursuant to which Astoria Financial Corporation (“Astoria” or the “Company”) will be acquired by Sterling Bancorp (“Sterling”). On March 6, 2017, Astoria’s Board of Directors (the “Board” or “Individual Defendants”) caused the Company to enter into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Sterling.
On April 5, 2016, defendants filed a Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Registration Statement”) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with the Proposed Transaction. The Complaint alleges the Registration Statement omits material information with respect to the Proposed Transaction, which renders the Registration Statement false and misleading.
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First Identified Complaint
Paul Parshall, et al. v. Astoria Financial Corporation, et al.
COURT: E.D. New York
DOCKET #: 17-CV-02165
JUDGE: Hon. Nina Gershon
DATE FILED: 04/10/2017
CLASS PERIOD START: 03/07/2017
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/10/2017
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. (Garden City) 585 Stewart Avenue, Suite 304, Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. (Garden City), NY 11530 (516) 683-3516 ·
RM Law, P.C. 1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 3112, RM Law, P.C., PA 19312 (484) 324-6800 ·
First Identified Complaint (FIC) Filings:
Complaint for Violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934