The frivolous law suit by Judge Roy L. Pearson was initially set at $67 million for the loss of his pants. Pearson has now lowered his price to $54 million as I guess he has remembered that he purchased the pants for a maroon-and-blue suit that went missing on sale. Check out how this DC Judge is abusing the very system that he stands in judgment of. This has to be the poster child case of frivolous lawsuits. The irony that it was brought forth by a judge is sickening.
Based on D.C.’s consumer protection law, Pearson originally argued the three Chungs each owe him $1,500 for 12 violations multiplied by the 1,200 days he went without satisfaction (he had his first problem with the Chungs back in 2002). That adds up to $64.8 million.
Here are some other parts of his claim:
$500,000 for emotional damages
$542,000 for legal fees (Pearson is representing himself; his hourly rate would be between $390 and $425 per hour) (CTV)
Believe it of not, this story actually gets worse and even more bizarre. Administrative law judge Roy Pearson actually fled the court room in tears after testifying in this absolutely ridiculous case. Does this person really need to be a judge? First they abuse and exploit the very system they are supposed to have dominion over and now his burden is so great from the missing pants that he runs from court in tears. A career change may be in order.
A judge left a courtroom with tears running down his face after recalling the lost pair of trousers that led to his $54 million lawsuit against a dry cleaner.
Mr Pearson said Jin Chung, Soo Chung and Ki Chung, owners of the business, committed fraud and misled consumers with signs that claimed “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “Same Day Service”.
Um, Judge Roy Pearson … who is committing the fraud?