Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has settled a lawsuit against a Capitol Hill cafeteria over a split tooth he says he suffered when he bit into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap.
Kucinich said Friday the lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount that reflects out-of-pocket costs.
The lawsuit filed in January in Washington had sought $150,000 in damages from companies involved with the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria. It said a consumer would not reasonably expect to find an olive pit in the wrap.
Kucinich says biting into the pit in April 2008 split a tooth down to the bone, caused excruciating pain and required reconfigured bridgework.