Jilted Bride Sues Groom With Cold Feet

Woman claims intentional infliction of emotional distress

Sunday, Dec 12, 2010  |  Updated 1:46 PM CDT
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They never walked down the aisle, so one would-be bride wants her ex to pay up.

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A suburban Chicago lawyer who says her ex-fiance called off their wedding just four days before the ceremony wants to make him pay, literally.

According to a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, 32-year-old Dominique Buttitta of Hoffman Estates is suing 31-year-old Vito Salerno for nearly $100,000 over the canceled wedding.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the suit was filed Friday.

The wedding was supposed to take place on Oct. 2. But the bride says that on Sept. 27, Salerno backed out and "intentionally inflicted emotional distress'' on her.

She says she's looking to recover the more than $95,000 she spent on the wedding, including nearly $12,000 on flowers and $5,400 on her wedding dress and accessories.

Messages left for Buttitta and Salerno weren't immediately returned.

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