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US Rep Sues Capitol Cafeteria for $150K Over Vegan Sandwich, Alleges Injuries from Olive Pit

Posted Jan 26, 2011 3:32 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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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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