Judge Seeks $54 Million For Lost Pants

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A judge in Washington, D.C., who had been seeking $67 million from a dry cleaner that lost his pants has decided that's too much money for a pair of pants.

He's now asking for just $54 million.

Roy Pearson first sued the cleaners over a pair of pants that they apparently lost two years ago. The administrative law judge was seeking $65 million dollars under his interpretation of a consumer protection act, and $2 million in common law claims.

Pearson is now focusing on signs in the Custom Cleaners shop that have since been removed. He alleges the shop managers committed fraud and misled consumers with signs that claimed "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Same Day Service."

The attorney for the shop managers says no reasonable person would interpret the signs as an unconditional promise of satisfaction.


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  • by Fernando Location: San Diego, CA on Jun 9, 2007 at 11:25 AM
    How can he be a judge in the first place? A judge is supposed to be a fair & sensible person.
  • by Mark Location: Colorado Springs.Co. on Jun 7, 2007 at 06:00 PM
    Now how can it get any more stupid.There is no pants worth that much.Can't say enought on that judge.He lost his mind we all will sue for things.
  • by Z Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 6, 2007 at 05:17 PM
    How in the world do unreasonable people like this get high paying positions being a judge and ruling over other people's lives???? I sure would hate to have HIM as a judge!!!!
  • by D Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 6, 2007 at 04:15 PM
    Roy Pearson is pathetic. He is why there are so many lawyer jokes.
  • by Anonymous Location: Co Springs on Jun 6, 2007 at 03:27 PM
    Good Lord, $54M for a pair of pants? Give it a rest already your Honor!
  • by Niki Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 6, 2007 at 03:12 PM
    I think he is useing his statis as a judge to his advantage. Who in there right mind would think a pair of pants is worth $54 million. That is pretty shameful and a waste of our courts time.
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