Pit Fall: Congressman Kucinich turns lunch into a lawsuit

Published: Jan. 27, 2011 at 1:43 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO)- Congressman Dennis Kucinich is no stranger to wacky ideas, but some say this takes the cake.

Mr. Kucinich is suing a congressional cafeteria, after he bit into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap back in 2008.

After receiving five surgeries the congressman says his lawsuit that he suffered quote "serious and permanent dental and oral injuries."

19 Action News asked famed Attorney Tim Misny about the chances Kucinich can win this case. And "make em pay."

"If you order a salad or a wrap with olives in it, it is likely to expect that there's gonna be an olive pit in it. It's a tough liability claim," Attorney Tim Misny.

Misny has not taken on Kucinich's case.

The congressman is seeking $150,000.

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