Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is reportedly suing the contractors who run the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria for $150,000 after he allegedly bit into an olive pit while eating a sandwich wrap nearly three years ago.
In documents filed in Superior Court in Washington, Kucinich says 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,” according to Courthouse News Service.
Kucinich has filed for four counts of negligence and breach of implied warranty after the cafeteria allegedly informed him that the sandwich wrap contained only pitted olives when the incident took place on April 17, 2008.
The former presidential candidate has retained the legal services of Andrew Young from his district city of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Longworth cafeteria is the largest of the three House eateries that are run by the New York-based company Restaurant Associates.
Kucinich's office directed all calls to Young, who did not immediately return a request for comment.
This post was updated at 2:38 p.m.