INDEPENDENTS TURN ON METRO AND ITS CEO

MONTREAL -- Independent member-merchants of Metro, based here, are suing the grocer and want a judge to force Chief Executive Pierre Lessard to return part of his compensation of almost $32.5 million (Cdn.$50 million) over four years. The company denies any wrongdoing.About 100 owner-shareholders allege in their suit that Lessard and other company executives skirted Metro's constitution and bylaws

MONTREAL -- Independent member-merchants of Metro, based here, are suing the grocer and want a judge to force Chief Executive Pierre Lessard to return part of his compensation of almost $32.5 million (Cdn.$50 million) over four years. The company denies any wrongdoing.

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