Olympus says Terumo sues for $85 mln over share loss

TOKYO Wed Aug 1, 2012 4:27am EDT

TOKYO Aug 1 (Reuters) - Olympus Corp said on Wednesday it had received a lawsuit filed by Terumo Corp over loss of its shareholder value.

Olympus said Terumo, a Japanese medical device maker, is demanding to be compensated for a loss of around 6.6 billion yen ($84.5 million) on its shareholding.

The loss followed a plunge in Olympus's share price after an accounting scandal came to light last year.

Camera and endoscope maker Olympus said it does not expect any other similar lawsuits.

Terumo holds a 2.5 percent stake in Olympus and has proposed to invest 50 billion yen in cash-strapped Olympus.