Dennis Kucinich’s $150,000 Sandwich

Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)

Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)

Dennis Kucinich, known for being among the furthest left-leaning Congressmen, is apparently not going to vote for tort reform any time soon. The LA Times has the story of his lawsuit against the operator of a Congressional cafeteria:

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is suing the operators of a House cafeteria for alleged negligence stemming from a almost 3-year-old incident involving a sandwich he says left him with significant dental injuries.

Kucinich is seeking $150,000 in damages from companies that run the cafeteria in the Longworth House Office Building and the providers that service it. According to the District of Columbia Superior Court, the case was filed on Jan. 3, and a hearing has been scheduled for April 8.

A copy of the suit obtained by the Cleveland Plain Dealer documents the April 2008 incident, in which Kucinich purchased a sandwich wrap he says was “represented to contain pitted olives.” After consuming it, Kucinich found the olives were not pitted, causing “serious and permanent dental and oral injuries” that required “multiple surgical and dental procedures.”

Kucinich’s suit also claims he “sustained other damages,” including “significant pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment.” He also accuses the four firms of breach of implied warranty…

[continues in the LA Times]

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  • Jordan

    What’s the statute of limitations on a sandwich injury? On the other hand, I have known this to happen before. Apparently, asking for olives is a gamble.

  • Jordan

    What’s the statute of limitations on a sandwich injury? On the other hand, I have known this to happen before. Apparently, asking for olives is a gamble.

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  • http://twitter.com/Interceptmedia Intercept Media

    Fair trade:

    Let’s remove all the previous tort reform laws and simultaneously disband all regulatory agencies.
    Forces big business to behave.

  • http://twitter.com/Interceptmedia Intercept Media

    Fair trade:

    Let’s remove all the previous tort reform laws and simultaneously disband all regulatory agencies.
    Forces big business to behave.

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