Taken to the Cleaners by a Lawyer … Sues for $67 Million for Lost Pants


The lawsuit of the missing $67 million pants presses forward.Wtf  Once again a hard working citizen being taken to the cleaners by a lawyer, literally.

Why is this country tired of lawyers, judges  and skeptical of their legal system? Maybe because of people like Roy Pearson, a local judge in Washington DC, who is suing a dry cleaner for a lost pair of pants for $67 million.

Plaintiff Roy Pearson — himself a local judge in Washington D.C — says in court papers that he’s been through the ringer over a lost pair of prized pants he wanted to wear on his first day on the bench. He says in court papers that he has endured “mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort.”

He says he was unable to wear that favorite suit of his first day of work.

He’s suing for ten years of weekend car rentals so he can transport his dry cleaning to another store. (ABC News)

How does a frivolous law suit like this allowed to go forward while other more pressing cases do not or have to take a back seat to this nonsense? What makes this matter even worse is that the legal system is being gamed by one of its own. We have become a sue happy nation where people fear to do anything for anyone any more.

“People in America are now scared of each other,” legal expert Philip Howard told ABC News’ Law & Justice Unit. “That’s why teachers won’t put an arm around a crying child, and doctors order unnecessary tests, and ministers won’t meet with parishioners. It’s a distrust of justice and it’s changing our culture.

Remember this is a judge who is trying to sue out of existence a small business owner who’s only crime was losing a pair of pants. Can we only imagine what type of person this judge is when he is ruling on cases? What a joke, although no one is laughing. Lawyers, judges and the greed for civil lawsuit money have gotten out of hand.

Posted May 2, 2007 by
Bizarre, Judicial, WTF | 20 comments

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    20 Responses to “Taken to the Cleaners by a Lawyer … Sues for $67 Million for Lost Pants”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on May 2nd, 2007 10:56 am


    2. Dihannah1 on May 2nd, 2007 11:05 am

      This is just outragous. The sadest part is it is a freakin Judge of all people! He should lose his job and pay a fine to the courts for waste of time, like they do in the Bahamas. This should go before Judge Judy, so she can make a fool out of him on national t.v..

    3. minnesota dad on May 2nd, 2007 11:21 am

      This is what I have also said about our legal system (in addition to Aruba’s). Its an old boys club that covers each others backsides.

      Several years back, I had a Legal malpractice case against a top law firm in our area. The judge openly stated that he would protect the attorneys at our first hearing without even reading the case…and the judge did…ignoring the top experts in the country and changing almost 50 facts of the case to whitewash and clean the file for the judge’s buddies — among other things!

      After the judges ruling a googled the judges name and the law firm and found out the judge’s spouse sits on the board of an organization founded and run by the law firm we were suing and even found pictures of the judge at a conference with these attorneys ‘hobnobbing’ it up at cocktail hour (at an exclusive resort) on the organization’s website. Do you think the judge and spouse paid for the trip and the cocktails!???

      This case epitomizes the free passes those who are part of the club get. It also shows just how far off of the rails the judicial branch has gotten in the US.


    4. kitty on May 2nd, 2007 11:22 am

      This Judge, needs to clean up his act! Hey, my wedding outfit was completely ruined by my local drycleaners… it broke my heart, it was a lovely ivory incredibly detailed pleated skirt and jacket… my going away outfit … I spent a mere fortune for it 26 years ago, when I asked the drycleaner if he could dryclean such a garment…oh yea, no problem… it came back all unpleated and just awful ~ yes, it hurt ~ I wore it once on my honeymoon ~ it was VERY expensive… I never returned to that cleaners ~ just counted my losses ~! Suck it up, Judge ~ you can probably afford a lot more than the most of us, you are abusing the law and judicial system.

      He aught to be ashamed of himself bringing such a frivolous lawsuit, taking up the courts time and be defrocked from the bench ~let alone kicked in the pants for his actions… absurd!

    5. Stranger on May 2nd, 2007 11:34 am

      That’s a real kick in the pants!

      Does this mean I can sue CNN, MSNBC and Fox News for mental anguish? Would $800,000,000.00 be enough to cover my suffering? Maybe I should double that amount, because I am paid a little more than minimum wage……

    6. minnesota dad on May 2nd, 2007 11:57 am

      #5 you can sue anyone in America. Its just you aren’t part of the club, so you will get thrown out. md

    7. strayze on May 2nd, 2007 12:22 pm

      For local jurisdiction civil cases there is little screening of the content, meaning that all sorts of frivolity can take place at the great legal and time expense to the target defendants. Usually the frivolous ones are initiated by mean spirited lawyers or wannabe’s.

    8. Carpe Noctem on May 2nd, 2007 12:50 pm

      Perhaps he had magical beans in his pant pocket. Those
      are hard to come by, you know.

    9. Richard on May 2nd, 2007 1:29 pm

      Frivolous lawsuits have been thrown out of court.

      Frivolous judges should be kicked out faster.

    10. kitty on May 2nd, 2007 3:12 pm

      Well said! He’s an embarrassment to the Judicial system ~ couldn’t he have accepted that sometimes, this stuff just happens?

      I feel for the folks that own the drycleaners ~ this guy is so narcassistic and insecure to slam this businessman with a lawsuit ~ it’s an abuse of power ~ someone, take away his authority in the courts ~ PLEASE… I wonder what he’s like on the bench??? Imagine him being your judge?

      We’d all be broke and in ruins with his being so unmerciful ~ (sigh)… guys like this do it for a rush and love nothing better than to hold something over folks like this drycleaner’s head as some sick revenge to punish them… they get away with it, because they can… it’s so wrong!~

      Imagine being his kid or wife for that matter…. I’d give him the boot out the door with his boxers on and make sure it hit him in the butt on the way out! Pay up buddy! oh, it’s okay, you didn’t need your belongings either.

      Amen Richard and Carpe ~

    11. Freebrid on May 2nd, 2007 5:11 pm

      This guy sounds as self centered and smrukie as Paulass! If I remember correctly Paulass tried to sue because he got his feelings hurt! Well judge grow up and go get another pair of pants. I’m sure you can afford some! Anyway no one can see what you have on under your robe you dumass!! Most judges have on shorts, or what ever is comforable, no one cares about your pants!!!!!!!!!!!

    12. Stranger on May 2nd, 2007 5:40 pm

      If I lost a pair of $67,000,000 pants I would want someone to pay for them too! Good thing the dry cleaner didn’t lose the coat!

    13. kitty on May 3rd, 2007 7:40 am

      This judge is taking them to the cleaners alright ~


      (I can picture that small businessman still looking for that Judge’s pants night and day…bless him) That judge needs a good butt kick in his!

    14. kitty on May 3rd, 2007 7:58 am

      mental suffering?



      He needs to visit his local soup kitchen, or go abroad and visit Dafur Africa and count his blessings ~ if he’s that fragile over a pair of pants, how can he serve as judge ~

      Judge, want to meet my friends, Gabe, Sam, Dhiu, Francis Bok?? ~ they’ll tell you personally about suffering, mental anguish, discomfort ~ while witnessing the massacre in their villages, walking over a thousand miles to a refugee camp ~ starving, standing in line for hours for one meal a day, if you were lucky to get one…discomfort? Ask Francis how it was to experience being enslaved for 10 years of his young life ~ a dog got better treatment than he did… discomfort…anguish…suffering… these boys, now men, will put it in perspective pretty quick for you ~ why don’t you read Escape from Slavery ~ maybe then, you’ll become enlightened.

      He needs to back off this businessman and get a life. He’s lucky to live here in America ~ the only place you can get away with such nonsense ~! I can’t imagine anyone going before his bench and even saying the words, “Your Honor” it disgusts and repulses me at the mere thought.

      He’s dishonorable. His actions, deplorable and disguisting.

    15. Eyes for Lies on May 3rd, 2007 9:46 am

      Our legal system is seriously flawed when this guy doesn’t get the AXE on his job for this behavior! That would shut him up. Why aren’t people out protesting like the Imus case?

    16. Para2legal on May 3rd, 2007 11:08 am

      Whaa, whaa, baby needs some new pants.

    17. NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK on May 3rd, 2007 12:16 pm

      Obviously this judge has begun to think too highly of himself!!! There should be some checks and balances so this abuse cannot happen. Unfortunately, we are not living in a perfect world — (sigh)!! I hope the case has a jury and they rule against the judge.

      Truthfully, the judge’s wife should have him carted off for a psych evaulation — because this whole thing smack’s of someone who is so self-centered that he is crazy!!

    18. atticus on June 6th, 2007 1:16 pm

      just find a picture of the judge and all will make sense.

    19. jard on August 5th, 2007 10:00 am

      You’ve got a judge abusing legal system -for essentially a petty grundge. A loudsy judge and loudsy human being.

    20. wombatman on August 14th, 2007 8:25 pm

      Jees, you guys think that you have problems with a ratbag legal system that encourages the punters to sue at the drop of a hat. Unmfortunately our lawyers here in Australia have been watching TV and think that your system is just the ant’s pants (good) and are emulating it to the point that Oz is now the most litageous country in the world. Bloody hell.

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