Freeport-McMoRan's (FCX) $9B deal to buy two energy companies has prompted the unusual step from...

|About: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)|By:, SA News Editor

Freeport-McMoRan's (FCX) $9B deal to buy two energy companies has prompted the unusual step from shareholders of the acquiring company to go after their own directors for overpaying; more typical are class actions from shareholders of target companies who say the purchase price is too low. Six FCX directors also on MMR's board will reap $131M for their stock in near-bankrupt MMR, according to lawsuits.