Lawsuit Over Tooth Found in Soup is Dismissed

Lawsuit Over Tooth Found in Soup is Dismissed

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- A lawsuit filed by a woman claiming she found a tooth in her canned soup has been dismissed.

Tina Keeney filed the lawsuit last year claiming she lost 30-pounds because of the stress and anxiety from the July 2002 incident.

Keeney says she had poured herself a bowl of soup and scooped out some noodles for her young son. But as she finished her lunch, she says she saw her son playing with a hard, white object that turned out to be a tooth. Tests found the tooth was a molar and it appeared to have been cut in half during processing.

The judge ruled Keeney failed to prove she suffered physical injury and dismissed her claims of negligence.

Keeney says she's disappointed about the judge's ruling and will probably appeal.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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