Unsafe at Any Seed

Our afternoon guest columnist is Dennis Kucinich’s lawyer.

As entities engaged in the business of serving food to customers, defendants Restaurant Associates, Inc. and Compass Group USA, Inc. have a duty to exercise due care and see that food served to their customers is wholesome and fit for human consumption and may be eaten without causing injury.

Defendants Restaurant Associates and/or Compass Group USA, by and through their employees and/or agents, breached this duty by serving plaintiff food that was unwholesome and unfit for human consumption, in that said food contained dangerous substances, namely an olive pit, that a consumer would not reasonably expect to find in the final product served.

As a direct and proximate result of defendants’ aforesaid negligence, plaintiff has suffered serious and permanent injuries for which he is entitled to recover damages, including but not limited to past and future dental and medical expenses, compensation for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment and other damages.

Kucinich v. Restaurant Associates et al [PDF]

Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich [Cleveland Plain Dealer]


oh man
the places I eat you have to pay extra for that.

olive bars have finally found their way to east tennessee. i can eat black olives with pits all day long. unfortunately, every grocery store with an olive bar now sells the pitted black olives only. they’re all right, but the ones with the pits are much better. just like peaches and apples start going bad quick when deseeded, olives must do the same. they also sell shelled pistachios which also suck. i guess they quit selling black olives with the pits because most americans are too dumb to spit the pits out and not crunch down on them and too stupid to figure out how to crack a pistachio. but that is of course, par for the course. on the bright side maybe long john silvers will figure out how to make shell-less crab legs instead of those disgusting lobster bites.

He finds another way to make himself a figure of fun. Impressive.

Damn. No claim for loss of consortium. What fun would a trial be without that?

@Snorri Haraldsson:
I’d rather he remain a figure of envy… thanks to his wife.

But considering that he isn’t much bigger than an olive, I can see why he’d be upset.

@ManchuCandidate: Those pictures of him standing beside her? Jokes about ladders?

Meghan McCain just called Michele Bachmann “a poor woman’s Sarah Palin.” Heh.

Dennis, you fool, just get them to pay for a new crown and stop embarrassing yourself.

Every jar or can of olives contains a warning “may contain whole or fragments of pits.”

Any fucking adult who has ever eaten an olive and is not familiar with the fact that olives may contain pits deserves to have their tooth cracked.

Seriously, it’s damn near whiteout. TSURIS!

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