According to the website Gawker, Congressman Dennis Kucinich is suing Restaurant Associates and three other companies involved in running and supplying the Longworth cafeteria after Kucinich bought a sandwich in April 2008 and bit into it only to find an unpitted olive that cracked a tooth.

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Kucinich and I go way back. He was elected Mayor of Cleveland in 1977. He served in that position until 1979. At thirty-one years of age, he was the youngest mayor of a major city in the United States. In 1977 I was elected to the Pullman City Council at age 19. At that time, I may well have been the youngest elected official in the United States.

Dennis, why didn’t you call? Perhaps he figured I would not have taken the case?

UPDATE From The Detroit News:

Ohio’s Kucinich settles olive-pit-in-sandwich lawsuit

Cleveland — Rep. Dennis Kucinich said Friday that he settled a lawsuit filed against a Capitol Hill cafeteria over a split tooth the Ohio Democrat says he suffered when he bit into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap. The lawsuit filed in early January in Washington had sought $150,000 in damages from companies involved with the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount that reflected out-of-pocket costs, according to the parties involved.