Kucinich vs. the olive
January 26th, 2011
02:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Kucinich vs. the olive

Washington (CNN) –Dennis Kucinich is no fan of pit-filled olives - and now he's doing something about it: Taking one of Congress' cafeterias to court.

In 2008, the Ohio Democrat purchased a sandwich wrap filled with those olives at the cafeteria inside the Longworth Office Building. After biting into the wrap, he cracked a tooth, according to the legal complaint.

Now he has come forward with a $150,000 lawsuit against the cafeteria - run by Restaurant Associates and other groups - for providing "dangerous" sandwiches.

According to the complaint, reported by Courthousenews.com, the sandwich wrap was "unwholesome and unfit for human consumption, in that it was represented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff contained an unpitted olive or olives which plaintiff did not reasonably expect to be present in the food prepared for him, and could not visually detect prior to consumption."

As a result, Kucinich received "serious and permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures, and has sustained other damages as well, including significant pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment."

No word yet on what sort of enjoyment was lost.

A Kucinich spokesperson told Gawker that he has "no comment other than to say this is a private legal matter."


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  1. mm

    His tooth was probably fixed by his government paid dental benefits. What a bad example to his constituents.

    January 26, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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