Bastardi’s Filed A Revengeful Lawsuit

Roseanne Guzzo, the daughter of Michael Bastardi said, she doesn’t care that Warren Hance and his wife are grieving, she wants answers, this is not about the money, it’s about awareness.  The Bastardi’s are suing for $1 Million Dollars, but this is not about money, yeah right, said a close source.  These people have no remorse that Warren Hance and his wife lost their three daughters on that terrible day, the Bastardi’s just don’t care, they’re as cold as ice and revengeful.

A close Source said, the Bastard’s won’t let it go, they won’t accept it, that everyone connected to this crash are all grieving, they just won’t accept it and they want someone to pay for the loss of their father and brother.   They have no feelings inside, they want Warren Hance to have more suffering because it was his sister that killed their family members.

December 10, 2009, today the Bastardi Family filed a $1 Million Dollar Lawsuit, against the brother of Diane Schuler, Warren Hance, who owned the mini-van that Diane Schuler was driving on July 26, 2009.

Bastardi’s Filed A Revengeful Lawsuit against Warren Hance who is deeply grieving from the loss of his three beautiful daughters they were all killed in the crash on the Taconic Parkway on July 26, 2009.  How much more can this man Warren Hance and his wife take?  Enough is enough.

Diane Schuler, her 2-year-old daughter, three nieces (Hance Girls) and the two Bastardi’s and their friend Daniel Longo, all died in the crash.  Diane Schuler’s 5-year-old son Bryan Schuler, was the only survivor.

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5 responses to “Bastardi’s Filed A Revengeful Lawsuit

  1. john

    Vengeful eh? The DA did nothing to find out the real truth of this case, like why she was suicidal and in a murderous rage that drove her to drink and kill all those people. All of us are entitled to know the truth about this and thank god the Bastardi’s have the courage to push forward.

    The more i read about this case, the clearer it gets; it was murder/suicide. This is not the ‘mommy’s a secret addict’ story like the media has perpetuated to no end, she was uniquely crazy and suicidal and had to know what she was doing. Those people know what happened and have been protecting themselves since the brother first called the police and sugar-coated the situation as ‘a possible medical emergency’ and the husband only can say ’she was sober when she left..” not my fault. CYA.

    She argued with them at McDonalds to get her kids their last favorite meal and let them play in the playground there since she was gearing up for the fatal ride. It was premeditated, she fed the kids, got her OJ mixer to go, and peeled out of that gas station with a death wish. She drove like a maniac until she was numb enough to not care. She must have told her brother and sister in law something in those phone calls that sealed her fate, she left the phone and with it all hope of being stopped or saved, she drove up the Saw Mill to the Taconic, turned around and came back to end it all. She was not confused, she was building up her nerve. The phone probably got dumped because the kids kept calling home and interferring with her death wish plan, as soon as she knew they were coming to look for her, as soon as the kids said what the road signs said, she went in the opposite direction, north, up the Saw Mill so they would be looking in the wrong place. She was not confused, she was still making premediated decisions to carry out the plan. Then she told her brother she was on Southern State Parkway on Long Island, come on, no matter how drunk you are you can tell the difference between the 2 mile long Tappan Zee toll bridge soaring over the Hudson and Southern State pkwy. She had gone through the toll literally 30 seconds before making the call. She didn’t crash into the toll booth and was able to pull over to the pull off on the right shoulder. The 4 or 5 right hand toll lanes there are all cash only, since they claim they checked the time on her ezpass, that means she probably went through tolls on the left and had to navigate across at least 5 lanes of toll plaza traffic to the pull off without hitting anything.
    In the police report, the brother then says this was the first season they camped at that place, so how does the owner say she knows them for years? The brother is very vague with the times the kids called (‘sometime in the late morning”). Wouldn’t it have been tormenting enough so he would have looked at those call times over and over trying to figure it all out minute by minute? He and his wife had to know what was up, they both talked to a trashed Diane Schuler and had to know she was wasted. The kids were crying in the background. In the police report Danny says the brother called him and said there was an accident, but the police tapes have Warren talking to Danny before the crash trying to get information on the phone bill..etc. so they could track her. He also says this was the only time they took the kids to the campground this year, which means it was also the only time they drove separately since she had the brothers car. So she goes over the Tappan Zee bridge instead of the Throgs Neck, as Danny said they normally did. She was lost with a car full of crying kids, drunk, sick and high. Then Joan says she didn’t believe in medicine, so why was she looking for Tylenol?
    From this, a picture emerges that Danny went there on early Thursday, had a nice relaxing time by himself, then Diane had to work Thursday and Friday, then get her kids ready and packed up, then drive to Floral Park, pick up the other kids, drive to the campground and take care of everyone. Even her brother and sister in law were having a weekend to themselves, but she was stuck with all 5 kids and a dumba** husband. They drank Friday night he says. Then Saturday Danny says they went to bed at 11:30 and he got up at 5. So, likely Danny crashes out, Diane has insomnia (as her family has stated she suffered from and smoked pot to fall asleep), so she stays up drinking and smoking all night. He gets up at 5 and goes fishing, leaving her to wake up the kids, pack up and get all the kids in the car to take them out for breakfast and then drive them home, drop off the kids in Floral Park then drive out to Suffolk while Danny and the dog went off in the pickup truck merrily oblivious. They supposedly leave together, but he doesn’t stop at the McDonalds with her to help with the kids or anything, he keeps going. She then has to stop for gas too where she is probably looking for Tylenol since she is hung over. Why didn’t they at least caravan down the road together? Why didn’t he at least take his son, after all, they were all girls in the other car.
    The police interviews with people at the campground are revealing also. The only one who claims to have seen her is the owner when they were leaving. Of course she would have everything to lose if she said there was something amis. Other witnesses said they saw Danny and the kids, but did not see her at all during the weekend.
    Then they use the Chicken Selects defense and state the McDonalds employees determined she was not drunk. No drunk person has ever successfully ordered at McDonalds apparently. Of course; there is no chance the McDonalds employee’s, especially a manager, will admit anything suggesting they allowed an intoxicated person to leave their premises with 5 children in a vehicle. There is zero value in any statement made by these employees, they were not under oath, they were interviewed by a convicted felon (Tom Ruskin) and the statement is not consistent with the official police report. They have every possible reason to lie to cover their liability. Think about it, why has there been no theory that she got sick after eating at McDonalds? With all the crazy theories they have put out there you would think this would be on the top of the list. There is likely some conspiracy between the McDonalds employees and the Schuler’s. If they thought she was drunk at McDonalds, and made a scene requiring a manager to intervene (which was not in the police report) and then they gave her what she wanted and got rid of her, that implicates them, if they say she was drunk, it also implicates Danny. This is just not a reliable account as both parties stand to lose if they make any admission she was impaired.

    I watched the gas station video a couple of times, first, she walks in and out of the place in about 10 seconds, the guy doesn’t even look up as she enters and the exchange seen can’t be more than on second as she asks something as she walks out the door and gets in the van where she sits for a few minutes, possibly dumping vodka into the OJ from McDonalds? If anything the video shows her as a reckless driver. She drives like a maniac. She peels out from the pumps at a much higher rate of speed than other cars in the video, whips around 180 degrees past the other pumps on the wrong side, (if someone had been pulling up she would have hit them head on) then she flies out the entrance, staying to the left side of the entrance (IN) where oncoming cars would be coming in to the station, then you can see her zooming out into oncoming traffic lane on the wrong side of the exit to make her left turn across the lane of oncoming traffic! The more information they reveal the more the picture becomes clearer, yet they keep making hilariously outlandish claims as ‘proof’ she wasn’t intoxicated. Come on people, she had a gallon jug of vodka in the car. The only thing this video ‘proves’ is that drunk or sober, she is a terror on the road and a menace. Why does the police report not mention the bottle found in the car?

    On page 10 of the police report, a witness describes travelling north on the Taconic at 1:15 pm and being cut off by the minivan ALSO TRAVELLING NORTH getting on the Taconic from the Saw Mill Parkway. This is right where the crash happened, about 200 yards north of the Saw Mill/Taconic merge. This means she went up the Taconic past the crash site, then turned around and got back on the same exit ramp in the wrong direction. She scouted the route! Probably saw a perfect spot to end it all and headed back down the road heading south knowing what was going to happen and where, there is a blind curve with a hill right at the crash site, no chance for the unwitting accessory to the crime to react evasively. There are two (2) turnarounds in that stretch of road, plus a lot of wide grass median and shoulder to change your mind if you wanted to.

    Also, the husbands story about the vodka being his is total BS. He drinks beer, very few men drink vodka as their drink of choice, especially when they are beer drinkers. Vodka is a chick drink. And if it takes you 9 months to drink 1.75 liters of vodka, why are you carrying it around, why is it that important? The story about the vodka bottle is an example of the deep denial. That bottle costs 25 dollars, how frugal are they that they claim they carried the same bottle for a year? sorry, but if you have a couple of drinks a week, that bottle is going to last 2 months tops. And who is going to go camping for the weekend and have one tiny little drink, then bring it home? So, that means they drink it at home too, so how could it last that long? Just doesn’t make sense. If the vodka meant that little to them why carry it around? They guy was sort of a cop, doesn’t he know it’s illegal to carry open containers? Oh, right, he said he didn’t pack it, so she did, without his knowledge.

    In the story at

    >>I want to know if Danny feels guilty in some general way, for inattention or absence or anything. “Absolutely not,” Danny says.

    Wow. How can someone have no feelings of guilt at all? It is incomprehensible. Not even guilty for not following her down the road? For not calling her when she didn’t show up? He was home before they even crashed. I can’t possibly imagine not second-guessing every minute of that day and being overcome with guilt? Come on, guilt is one of the most basic human emotions there is, even when you have no control over a situation it is there. Is it possible this man has no emotions whatsoever? All he has lamented over is the loss of his wife and child, he never even mentions the 3 relatives, or 3 strangers that lost their lives.

    The story in NY Magazine that said how Diane Schuler cut her mother out of her life completely since the age of 9, pretending she did not exist due to her leaving the family, even though the other siblings and her father did not and her mother reached out to her for a relationship, stating it was her choice to keep her away. That is a huge thing to hold inside for 27 years. I do think this is the elemental key to the whole story. The public photos released of her wedding are telling, how could she, or anyone there, not be thinking about her mother, who was not invited. How do you go through your wedding day holding that inside? Since it was her wedding day, everyone had to suck it up and it was all about her and not mentioning the obvious absence, the rest of the family would have invited her to such an event. Then having children and depriving them of their grandmother, and vice-versa. This pattern of controlling social situations and punishing people who love you most due to perceived transgressions only makes me believe the murder/suicide theory. Did she punish her husband and brother for something we will never know about? I think everyone needs closure on this case, I am on the side of the victims who feel there is much more to the story. They said she is frugal and that’s why they carried the same bottle. The NY Magazine article says she was compulsive shopper, buying $300 purse for her sister in law, going out for milk and coming back with a Jeep, or a plasma tv. This sounds like someone with an impulse problem to me.

    I am afraid the Hance’s are not telling the whole story about the phone calls with Diane. Both of them talked to her, but I really think it was the kids that called 1st, then Warren called back and got her on the phone. The content of this call is the key to her mindset. I really doubt she said she wasn’t feeling well and had tunnel vision, etc…if she was slurring and calling Warren Danny, she was out of it and not going to be describing her symtpoms like that. I think they are putting words in her mouth. What was said that made her get out of the van and put the phone on the divider? What made her drive away in the opposite direction they would have thought she was going in to look for her. She hung up on Warren, left the phone and took off in the opposite direction fully aware of what she was doing and she wouldn’t be distracted by his repeated calls her phone picked up as missed calls. So why didn’t he call the police right away? He drove all the way to Westchester looking for her and then stopped at the police station. It was Jackie who called the police from home after Warren left. In the police calls when they were looking for her, they never mention the vision, or confusion problems, he only describes it a possible medical emergency. The cops were probably looking for someone stopped by the side of the road when they should have put out an APB for a crazy confused driver menacing the population of the roads. Another thing I noticed on the tapes of the brother at the police station is that when they are discussing the cell phone they mention that the voice mail says “Diane Hance” not Schuler even though the phone was registered under the name Diane Schuler and they were married for 6 or 7 years (according to the MY Magazine article, Danny didn’t know how long they were married).

    So what caused the rage? Was it the husband having an affair or her? There was a wrong number dialed from her phone to a guy in Oyster Bay, only 10 minutes from where she works that morning. How coincidental that a random wrong number would go so close to home. Maybe the kids had the phone and accidently dialed a contact or recent call? She was left to her own devices when he was at work. Anyway, i think it was the kids who called their father, not her, and then the truth came out.

    Or the husband confronted her about this other guy and it blew up? He went camping thursday morning, she came up friday night with all the kids. What happened Thursday night?
    So, in conclusion, since there are really no plausible medical conditions that make you randomly drive on the wrong side of the road, disputing the intoxication option leaves only premeditated murder suicide. So which is it? They can’t have it both ways.

  2. Tina

    The Hance’s have suffered enough. These people are money hungry. No amount of cash will bring back their loved ones. Everyone is suffering, the Hance’s, the Schuler’s, the Bastardi’s, the Luongo’s. How much more do they want the Hance’s to suffer? Sue them? WHY? They lost ALL THREE of their children who barely had a chance to live life! I think they’ve suffered enough!

  3. Justice

    The Bastardis have the absolute right to
    get the answers that will bring out the truth.
    A poor decision by Warren Hance is no reason
    to stop them from getting the truth. They too
    lost love ones and they didnt have the chance to stop Diane Schuler from killing all the innocent
    victims like Warren and Daniel did!

  4. katie

    vengeful indeed. shame on the Bastardi family.

  5. Jimmy Gobble

    I think Daniel Schuler and his sister-in-law, Jay Schuler have a very strange relationship. Why is she at the forefront of this? Why is she fighting so hard with her brother-in-law with her husband barely in sight? Are the two of them hiding something about their relationship? It’s funny you bring up affair because I think the two of them were and are having one.

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