Dennis Kucinich Sues ... Over Unpitted Olive

Claims sandwich from congressional cafeteria cracked his tooth
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2011 12:29 PM CST
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, poses with his wife Elizabeth Kucinich during an event where he spoke about Restoring the Constitution on Saturday, July 26, 2008 in Brentwood,Calif.   (AP Photo/Lisa Rose)
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(Newser) – Rep. Dennis Kucinich cracked his tooth on an errant olive pit in April 2008, and he’s not happy about it. The Ohio Democrat is now, almost three years later, suing the congressional cafeteria where he bought the sandwich that included the unpitted olive, Gawker reports, citing official documents from Courthouse News. In the paperwork, Kucinich claims the “sandwich wrap” he purchased at the Longworth House Office Building was “unwholesome and unfit for human consumption.” The price tag for his “serious and permanent dental and oral injuries:” $150,000.

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