January 27, 2011
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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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