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Posted at 5:33 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich gets a bad bite of sandwich, sues House cafeteria

By The Reliable Source

Rep. Dennis Kucinich is taking a congressional cafeteria to court over an olive pit. (AP/Harry Hamburg)

Updated Jan. 28
Who knew the hidden dangers of the Longworth cafeteria? Rep. Dennis Kucinich is suing the contractor that runs the House office building eatery and a couple of its suppliers -- because of injuries received when he chomped down on a stray olive pit lurking inside his sandwich wrap.

According to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court (first reported by Courthouse News), the Ohio Democrat and former presidential hopeful says he suffered "serious and permanent dental and oral injuries" requiring several surgeries and, well, really hurting a lot. Alleging negligence and breach of implied warranty, Kucinich is seeking $150,000.

Updated, Jan. 28: Dennis Kucinich settles lawsuit over olive pit chomp-down

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 5:33 PM ET
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And a big thank-you to Dennis for once again continuing and enhancing Cleveland's status as a national bad joke!

Posted by: SoCali | January 27, 2011 10:14 AM | Report abuse

It's a good thing he didn't try to wash it sown with coffee. I hear it was boiling.

Posted by: mjoy | January 27, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

It's a good thing he didn't try to wash it sown with coffee. I hear it was boiling.

Posted by: mjoy | January 27, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse

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