Abbey Healthcare Group said it has filed several counterclaims against Victor Chaltiel, the company's former president and chief executive officer.
The counterclaims, which will be adjudicated before the American Arbitration Association in Los Angeles, seek "substantial monetary relief and relate to damages suffered by Abbey" made by Mr. Chaltiel before Abbey's $197 million purchase of Total Pharmaceutical Care in November 1993.
It was not specified how much money Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Abbey was seeking in damages. Company officials couldn't be reached for comment at deadline, and attorneys representing Mr. Chaltiel declined comment.
Abbey and Timothy Aitken, the company's chairman, currently are defendants in a $7 million arbitration complaint filed by Mr. Chaltiel in April. Mr. Chaltiel, who was fired by Abbey in February, accuses them of breach of contract, fraud and deceit.
Mr. Chaltiel, 52, has since returned to healthcare as chairman, president and CEO of Medical Ambulatory Care, a Spokane, Wash.-based outpatient kidney dialysis chain.