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    Judge Sues Dry Cleaners for $65 Million ($67 million)
    I saw this on the CBS Early show. They do not have it on their website yet.

    Ok, you heard about the McD coffee lawsuit
    This would take the cake if the judge wins.

    Not to mention that the $1million website goal that we are trying to get to is just small change in comparison to this lawsuit.

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    A few years back, Washington D.C. administrative law judge Roy Pearson sued his neighborhood dry cleaners for misplacing his pants. He’s asking for $65,462,500. The alteration work on his pants cost $10.50. Here’s the story from the WaPo and an item from the DCist.

    Pearson reportedly says he deserves the money for litigation costs, for “mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort,” for the value of his time spent on the lawsuit, and for a replacement suit, according to court papers. The best detail: He’s asking the cleaners to pay him $15,000 for leasing a car every weekend for 10 years. Why? Because he must find another cleaner and since he doesn’t have a car, he says he has to rent one to get his clothes cleaned.

    How did he get to $65 million? D.C.’s consumer protection law provides for damages of $1,500 per violation per day. So he computed 12 violations over 1,200 days times three defendants. In the words of WaPo columnist Marc Fisher, “A pant leg here, a pant leg there, and soon, you’re talking $65 million.”

    Chris Manning, attorney for Custom Cleaners, told the DCist that the case was, “possibly the most amazing example of frivolous and ridiculous litigation.”

    A major point of legal contention: At the time it lost his pants, Custom Cleaners had two signs on its walls — “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “Same Day Service.” The judge says he relied on these signs. According to the story, the Chungs have since removed the signs.

    The case is set for a June trial. Judge Pearson did not return our phone calls.
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    I heard about that this morning on the radio. To paraphrase Greg (http://www.morningbuzzonline.com/pages/GKretschmar.html) - that judge is part of the problem instead of the solution. Its a pair of pants and this guy has enough time on his hands to represent himself and put this additional load on the legal system. They even offered him $12,000 to settle out of court, but he refused.

    Why is he still a judge?

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    This case needs to be tried by Judge Judy. She'd slam this numbnut.

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    Just non-sense and crazyness to me. The legel system just has some major power and control issues. IMO

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    Court rejects $54 million missing pants case
    The former D.C. judge sued after his dry cleaners lost his pants
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28297599/?GT1=43001

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Court rejects $54 million missing pants case
    The former D.C. judge sued after his dry cleaners lost his pants
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28297599/?GT1=43001


    Meanwhile, the stupid case took time, focus and attention away from valid law suits. The judge who sued should be ashamed of himself finally and publicly.
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    should be ashamed of himself finally and publicly.
    nope, nobody has any shame anymore.

    I think this is more likely...

    "can still ask the entire nine-judge appellate court to review the case or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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    I think it's pretty clear that this guy lacks the judgment to BE a judge and should be removed from the bench....
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    The "Judge", Roy L. Pearson, Jr., was not a "Judge" in the District of Columbia Court system, he was an administrative law judge, hearing administrative matters, not criminal or civil court cases. And, as it was an appointed position, serving at the behest of an administrative board, when this was in the news last year, the board chose not to keep him on, and he lost his job.

    Also, should he petition for a re-hearing before the entire court, they could well issue monetary sanctions against him for a frivolous appeal.

    The US Supreme Court would never accept such a case that involves no federal question, no dispute between citizens of different states, or any of the other criteria under which the Court considers cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound

    Also, should he petition for a re-hearing before the entire court, they could well issue monetary sanctions against him for a frivolous appeal.
    Good to know one industry has their sh!t together.
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    Moronic

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