- Robert Miller, chairman of Rite Aid, reportedly has succeeded in his efforts to secure $6.1 million in severance pay from Kroger, where he was vice chairman and COO until 1999.
Kroger had maintained that it did not owe Miller any money if he left to join a company in the same business; a US District Court disagreed.
The severance pay goes to Rite Aid, which had advanced Miller the money as part of his original compensation agreement.
This isn't the end of the story, however. A similar case is being pursued by Rite Aid on behalf of its CEO, Mary Sammons, who also left Kroger to go to Rite Aid.