Representative Dennis Kucinich sued the House of Representative's cafeteria for selling him a defective sandwich wrap that caused him years of dental damage. The culprit was a defective olive.

The lawsuit, filed on January 3, 2010 in Cleveland, names the companies that run the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria as defendants.


This sandwich incident happened on or about April 17, 2008.  On that fateful day, Kucinich bought a sandwich wrap that contained pitted olives.


However, one or more of the olives was unpitted and caused problems for the Congressman upon consumption.


The failure to pit all the olives made the sandwich unwholesome and unfit for human consumption. 


Kucinich said the unpitted olive(s) caused him serious and permanent dental and oral injuries.  These damages required multiple surgeries and procedures. Moreover, the Congressman had to endure significant pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment.


Kucinich is demanding $150,000 for compensation.


The Congressman's lawyer said he (and Kucinich) have no comment and prefers that the courts, rather than the media, try this case.