Casey’s has filed a complaint against the Canadian company that’s attempting a hostile takeover of the Ankeny-based convenience store chain. Casey’s officials say they filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court alleging that Alimentation Couche-Tard has violated federal securities laws in connection with its unsolicited offer to purchase all of Casey’s outstanding shares.

Casey’s says Couche-Tard made it’s offer public to buy Casey’s shares for $36 without disclosing that it already owned two million shares of Casey’s stock. They says Couche-Tard then took advantage of the market reaction to make millions of dollars by selling almost all of the shares the company owned at a price of $38.43.

Casey’s is seeking an injunction barring Card-Touche from taking further steps to consummate the stock purchase offer.

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