Dennis Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria


     WASHINGTON (CN) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he suffered permanent injuries from biting an olive pit hidden in the sandwich wrap he bought at a House of Representatives cafeteria. He demands $150,000.
     The former presidential hopeful sued Restaurant Associates, which operates the cafeteria in the Longworth Office Building, its parent company, Compass Group USA, and food suppliers Performance Food Group Co. and Foodbuy LLC.
     Kucinich seeks damages for negligence, in Superior Court.
     Kucinich says the cafeteria claimed that the sandwich had pitted olives, but after he bit the pit he "sustained 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."
     The congressman says he was injured by the sandwich on April 17, 2008.
     Kucinich demands $150,000 for four counts of negligence and breach of implied warranty.
     He is represented by Andrew Young with Nurenberg Paris in Cleveland, Ohio.