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    Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dennis Kucinich has rapped a U.S. House of Representatives cafeteria with a $150,000 lawsuit for selling him a vegetarian sandwich wrap in 2008 that he says caused dental damage when he bit into an olive pit.
    "Said sandwich wrap was unwholesome and unfit for human consumption in that it was presented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff, contained an unpitted olive or olives which plaintiff did not reasonably expect to be in the food prepared for him, and could not visually detect prior to consumption," the lawsuit said.
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    Re: Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

    This happens far more often then most people realize. I guess this just goes to show that anyone can be guilty of wanting something for nothing.
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    Re: Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

    I can see suing for the cost of dental repairs and minor punitive damages, but 150k?

    edit: Although admittedly, most lawsuit claims are made without the intent of actually recovering that amount, but rather helping convince the defendant to just settle.
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    Re: Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

    Ridiculous. The proper way to deal with something like this is to call the restaurant manager to the table immediately, show the evidence (olive pit) and the damage caused. Usually the restaurant will apologize and agree to pay any resulting dental bills. If the restaurant manager acts like a prick, then the proper course of action is to get the damage repaired, send a copy of the bill to the restaurant with a payment demand and a time limit. After that, a small claims lawsuit remedies the situation.

    It's Kucinich who is being the prick here.

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    you have to be ****ting me. I wonder who will end up paying for this, I'm sure not us taxpayers...lol
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    Re: Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

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    This is exactly the kind of tort reform we need in this country. What a classic example.

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    Guy needs, maybe, $1,200 worth of dental bills covered...maybe a lost days work...maybe double that amount as punitive. Sues for $150,000. Reeeeedickalus.

    What a horrendous example for a congressman to set.
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    Re: Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    you have to be ****ting me. I wonder who will end up paying for this, I'm sure not us taxpayers...lol
    It is the US Congressional cafeteria... paid for by us, the US taxpayers. So he's actually suing taxpayers for the $150,000. The prick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    It is the US Congressional cafeteria... paid for by us, the US taxpayers. So he's actually suing taxpayers for the $150,000. The prick.
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    Re: Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    It is the US Congressional cafeteria... paid for by us, the US taxpayers. So he's actually suing taxpayers for the $150,000. The prick.
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    Re: Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich

    Contrast this case brought up by Kunich with the infamous "Clam Chowder fish Bone" case and you see he has no chance of winning.

    WEBSTER vs. BLUE SHIP TEA ROOM, INC., 347 Mass. 421

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    well known to anyone who eats oysters that we can say as a matter of law that one who eats oysters can reasonably anticipate and guard against eating such a piece of shell . . .." (P. 259.)
    Thus, while we sympathize with the plaintiff who has suffered a peculiarly New England injury, the order must be
    Exceptions sustained.

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