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Rep. Kucinich sues over olive pit in sandwich


WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing a congressional cafeteria for dental damage he says he suffered after biting into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap he bought there.

Kucinich's attorney, Andrew Young, declined to comment Wednesday on the lawsuit seeking $150,000 in damages from companies involved with the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria. A spokesman in Kucinich's congressional office also declined to comment.

The civil suit filed earlier this month in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia said the wrap "contained dangerous substances, namely an olive pit," that a consumer would not reasonably expect to find in the product served. The suit said that Kucinich suffered "serious and permanent" dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures.

Kucinich's lawsuit said the Ohio Democrat bought the sandwich on or about April 17, 2008. He is seeking damages for "past and future medical and dental expenses, compensation for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment and other damages."

The liberal congressman made an unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Two of the companies named in the suit, Compass Group USA Inc. and Performance Food Group Co., declined comment through spokespersons.
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bought the sandwich on or about April 17, 2008

So his pain and suffering was so bad, he waited 2 and a half years to file a lawsuit?
He broke a tooth. I've had that happen a few times. It did not require "multiple surgical and dental procedures".
A cap or a crown, one needed a root canal as well. $1500. Not $150,000.
What dentist does he use?
Just great...A "Gov'y" with an attitude. Now we will probably have to sign all kinds of release forms at the McD's drive thru warning us that there "may be unintentional dangerous substances, and the caloric intake may also cause weight gain." Oh "and the coffee is hot." Think it will happen at the grocery store too?

By the way, think the cafeteria actually chopped the olive or opened a jar..Now the manufacturer will be included..Oooo, where were the olives from? This could become an international incident.
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Originally posted by elinterventor01:
Kucinich, the love child of Howdy Doody and Princess Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall, is a wuss. Bet the government will end up picking up the bill.
I'm sure we picked up the bill when it first happened. Think he's strapped for cash? It's not like a broken tooth ruined his looks. Big Grin
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Originally posted by HomesickGirl:
Who is he actually suing? A food service company or is he suing the government?


I imagine its the food service company, but if the Government contracted an inferior service and neglected to monitor them, they could be on the hook too.

He just doing what anyone who has been harmed as the result of neglect would do.
Ah yes... this story is as if Michelangelo has painted a picture of our society.

Any judge who would even let this sit on his desk for longer than the time it takes to read it should be de-robed!!! This is so pathetic, words cannot describe!! Anyone wants to know why folks are angry at the direction this country it now firmly headed....look no further than this joke of a story!
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Originally posted by Peter Rielly:
Ah yes... this story is as if Michelangelo has painted a picture of our society.

Any judge who would even let this sit on his desk for longer than the time it takes to read it should be de-robed!!! This is so pathetic, words cannot describe!! Anyone wants to know why folks are angry at the direction this country it now firmly headed....look no further than this joke of a story!


Hey, the guy just wants to be compensated for a little dental work, what's your **** problem with that?
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Originally posted by Opie Cunningham:
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Originally posted by Peter Rielly:
Ah yes... this story is as if Michelangelo has painted a picture of our society.

Any judge who would even let this sit on his desk for longer than the time it takes to read it should be de-robed!!! This is so pathetic, words cannot describe!! Anyone wants to know why folks are angry at the direction this country it now firmly headed....look no further than this joke of a story!


Hey, the guy just wants to be compensated for a little dental work, what's your **** problem with that?


So you consider 150 G's proper compensation for a "little dental work"? Lord have mercy, no wonder liberals run this country further in the ground every time they are in power.

Do yourself a favor "Opie Cunningham"; the next time you consider posting something that ignorant, just ask yourself:"What would daddy Andy or the Fonze do?"
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Originally posted by Woodrow F Call:
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Originally posted by Opie Cunningham:
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Originally posted by Peter Rielly:
Ah yes... this story is as if Michelangelo has painted a picture of our society.

Any judge who would even let this sit on his desk for longer than the time it takes to read it should be de-robed!!! This is so pathetic, words cannot describe!! Anyone wants to know why folks are angry at the direction this country it now firmly headed....look no further than this joke of a story!


Hey, the guy just wants to be compensated for a little dental work, what's your **** problem with that?


So you consider 150 G's proper compensation for a "little dental work"? Lord have mercy


I certainly do, Jethro. And here's a tip for you, there is no "Lord".
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Originally posted by Opie Cunningham:
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Originally posted by Woodrow F Call:
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Originally posted by Opie Cunningham:
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Originally posted by Peter Rielly:
Ah yes... this story is as if Michelangelo has painted a picture of our society.

Any judge who would even let this sit on his desk for longer than the time it takes to read it should be de-robed!!! This is so pathetic, words cannot describe!! Anyone wants to know why folks are angry at the direction this country it now firmly headed....look no further than this joke of a story!


Hey, the guy just wants to be compensated for a little dental work, what's your **** problem with that?


So you consider 150 G's proper compensation for a "little dental work"? Lord have mercy


I certainly do, Jethro. And here's a tip for you, there is no "Lord".


Keep telling yourself that, buddy. Laugh at the Lord all the way to the lake of Fire if it makes you feel smart.

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