CHICAGO — Former Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie is suing Lisa Marie Leonard DiMucci, as independent executor of the estate of Salvatore DiMucci; Ruth's Chris Steak House; and Starwood Retail Partners LLC, alleging they should pay for allowing Salvatore DiMucci to drive away intoxicated from the restaurant, leading to a crash in Barrington that left Hanie injured.
Hanie filed a complaint on April 17 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging Salvatore DiMucci, who died in a May 2016 crash, was negligent in driving his vehicle while Hanie was a passenger in the car.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 16, 2016, he sustained physical injuries when the car hit a tree in Barrington. Hanie's lawsuit accuses Ruth's Chris and Starwood Retail Partners of allegedly allowing DiMucci to consume a large amount of alcohol before driving.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of this court. He is represented by Jeffrey C. Schwartz of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2017L003821