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Chef's Family Hits Miami Club With Lawsuit Over Deadly Hit-and-Run

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South Beach chef Stefano Riccioletti was killed in a hit-and-run incident last week, and now his son has filed a lawsuit against the club that allegedly served the 20-year-old suspect booze. According to NBC Miami, Jacopo Riccioletti has filed a lawsuit against Nikki Beach over the wrongful death of his father, who was the executive chef of the Shore Club. The suit claims that Nikki Beach employee Karlie Tomica had been drinking at the club and still her managers allowed her to leave. Per the lawsuit, "It was foreseeable to the club that she posed a dangerous risk of injury or death to other motorists and/or pedestrians."

A Nikki Beach spokeswoman says that they have not yet been served with a lawsuit, but offers "[o]ur deepest thoughts and prayers" to Riccioletti's family. As NBC Miami's Willard Shepard mentions several times in his report, there's an irony in that the club's owner has been "a strong advocate against drinking and driving" after losing his daughter in drunk driving incident years ago. Here's the report:

Video: Chef Hit-and-Run Lawsuit

· Underage Employee Drank on the Job at Nikki Beach Club Before Killing Chef in Hit-and-Run: Lawsuit [NBC Miami]
· All Stefano Riccioletti Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Nikki Beach

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