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Dennis Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria For Alleged Olive Pit In Sandwich

In a move that may cause restaurant sandwich makers to get jittery whenever they see him coming, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has filed a $150,000 lawsuit against the operator of a House of Representatives cafeteria, accusing it of causing him to injure himself when he bit into a sandwich wrap containing a rogue olive pit.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported of the Jan. 3, 2011 lawsuit by the former Democratic presidential candidate:

It says he bought the suspicious sandwich wrap "on or about April 17, 2008," and eating it caused "permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures."

"Said sandwich wrap was unwholesome and unfit for human consumption in that it was presented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff, contained an unpitted olive or olives which plaintiff did not reasonably expect to be in the food prepared for him, and could not visually detect prior to consumption," the lawsuit said.

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