Man wants $45,000 engagement ring back

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CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The man sued for nearly $100,000 in wedding expenses is now suing his ex-bride for the return of a $45,500 ring, court documents in Chicago say.

Vito Salerno said the wants his 3-carat engagement ring back and said the decision to cancel his marriage to Dominique Buttitta was mutual, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.


Buttitta, citing breach of contract, sued Salerno for almost $100,000 after the wedding was canceled. The wedding was called off after details of a bachelor party were revealed.

Buttitta claimed Salerno left her holding the bag for more than $60,000 in expenses, but in the suit Salerno filed Wednesday in Cook County, he said he contributed $15,000 in expenses for the canceled wedding.

In his suit, Salerno said he was "intentionally" kept in the dark about wedding expenses and that the bride's family contributed to the breakup.

Salerno said he felt pressured to buy the expensive ring, believing that "Dominique expected a large ring because Dominique's mother has an 8-carat in which Dominique's family refers to as 'Rocky.'"

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