- US Rep Sues Capitol Cafeteria for $150K Over Vegan Sandwich, Alleges Injuries from Olive Pit
US Rep Sues Capitol Cafeteria for $150K Over Vegan Sandwich, Alleges Injuries from Olive Pit
Posted Jan 26, 2011 2:32 PM CST
By Martha Neil
Known to be litigious in other contexts, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives has sued the Capitol cafeteria over a vegan sandwich.
Congressman Dennis Kuchinich (D-Ohio) alleges that an olive pit was lurking in the seemingly safe food item, causing dental damage that required surgery, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He is seeking $150,000 in damages, including the cost of future dental care and medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering.
Hat tip: New York Post.
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