American Finance Trust, Inc. Securities Litigation
On or around 10/04/2018 (Ongoing date of last review)
Filing Date: February 08, 2018
According to the Complaint, American Finance Trust, Inc. ("AFIN" or the "Company") is a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust formerly known as American Realty Capital Trust V, Inc. AFIN invests in single-tenant commercial properties that are net leased to investment grade and creditworthy tenants.
The Complaint alleges that, beginning in December, 2016 and through February 9, 2017, in order to convince AFIN shareholders to vote in favor of the merger between AFIN and another AR Global affiliate, Retail Centers of America, Defendants drafted, filed with the SEC, and issued publicly and directly to AFIN shareholders materially incomplete and misleading proxy materials (the "Proxy Materials") in violation of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) and (b) of the Exchange Act and SEC Rule 14a-9 (17 C.F.R. 240.14a-9) thereunder.
Plaintiff filed an amended Complaint on February 23, 2018. On April 26, Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the amended Complaint. Plaintiff filed a second amended Complaint on May 25. On June 22, Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the second amended Complaint.
Company & Securities Information
Defendant: American Finance Trust, Inc.
Industry: Misc. Financial Services
Headquarters: United States
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First Identified Complaint
Carolyn St. Clair-Hibbard, et al. v. American Finance Trust, Inc., et al.
Amended Complaint for Violations of Sections 14 and 20 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on Behalf of Plaintiff; and Class Action Complaint for Breach of Fiduciary Duties and Aiding and Abetting Thereof
Second Amended Complaint for Violations of Sections 14 and 20 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on Behalf of Plaintiff; and Class Action Complaint for Breach of Fiduciary Duties and Aiding and Abetting Thereof
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