Three directors of Airgas (ARG +3.6%) have hired lawyers to knock down company statements that...

|By:, SA News Editor

Three directors of Airgas (ARG +3.6%) have hired lawyers to knock down company statements that the board is "unanimous" in opposition to a takeover by Air Products & Chemicals (APD +0.3%), saying their views were misrepresented. The three were supported by Air Products in their board bids this fall; Air Products yesterday made a "best and final" offer of $70/share, while Airgas has said it's worth $78.