Roto-Rooter's Medicare Fraud Headache Continues To Grow

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 9:38 PM EST) -- The owner of Roto-Rooter and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care was hit with a shareholder derivative action Thursday claiming the company's officers and directors are responsible for the legal troubles that have engulfed the parent company since Vitas allegedly submitted improper Medicare and Medicaid claims.

Shareholder Mildred A. North filed the derivative lawsuit against 12 officers and directors of Chemed Corporation alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, abuse of control, gross mismanagement, unjust enrichment, and insider trading, according to the complaint.

This lawsuit comes as Chemed also faces...
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